Encyclopedia of Applied Electrochemistry

2014 Edition
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Anodic Substitutions

  • R. Daniel Little
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6996-5_339


Anodic substitution reactions are frequently defined by the equation shown below (Eq. 1). The substrate, R–E, is oxidized at the anode and is subsequently intercepted by a nucleophile, Nu. A host of nucleophiles have been utilized; some are listed beneath the equation. The chemistry has been the subject of a number of excellent reviews [ 1, 2, 3, 4]. The following discussion is intended, therefore, to provide an overview of the chemistry rather than an in-depth review.
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of CaliforniaSanta BarbaraUSA