Kolbe carbon-carbon coupling electrosynthesis using solid-supported bases

Hitoshi Kurihara, Toshio Fuchigami, Toshiki Tajima

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(Chemical Equation Presented) We have developed a novel electrolytic system for Kolbe carbon-carbon coupling electrosynthesis based on the acid-base reaction between carboxylic acids as a substrate and solid-supported bases. On the basis of the electrolytic system, Kolbe electrolysis of various carboxylic acids was successfully carried out to provide the corresponding homocoupling products in moderate to excellent yields.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6888-6890
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Sept 5
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry


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