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Electrosynthesis of stabilized diazo compounds from hydrazones

Electrosynthesis of stabilized diazo compounds from hydrazones

Tanbouza, Nour, Petti, Alessia, Leech, Matthew C., Caron, Laurent, Walsh, Jamie, Lam, Kevin ORCID: 0000-0003-1481-9212 and Ollevier, Thierry (2022) Electrosynthesis of stabilized diazo compounds from hydrazones. Organic Letters, 24 (25). pp. 4665-4669. ISSN 1523-7060 (Print), 1520-586X (Online) (doi:

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An electrochemical synthesis of diazo compounds from hydrazones in yields as high as 99% was performed. This method was elaborated as a useful synthetic method and demonstrated on various diazo compounds (24 examples). Apart from exhibiting an efficiency that matched that of commonly used harsh and toxic chemical oxidants, this reaction is practically simple to set up, requires mild conditions, and is highly electron efficient (3 F/mol).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: radicals; electrosynthesis; electrochemistry; diazo
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > School of Science (SCI)
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2022 08:25

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