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Kolbe Carbon-Carbon Coupling Electrosynthesis Using Solid-Supported Bases

Hitoshi Kurihara, Toshio Fuchigami and Toshiki Tajima*

*Department of Electronic Chemistry and Global Edge Institute, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Yokohama 226-8502, Japan, Email:

H. Kurihara, T. Fuchigami, T. Tajima, J. Org. Chem., 2008, 73, 6888-6890.

DOI: 10.1021/jo801016f (free Supporting Information)


Based on an acid-base reaction between carboxylic acids as a substrate and solid-supported bases, Kolbe electrolysis of various carboxylic acids was successfully carried out to provide the corresponding homocoupling products in good yields.

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Key Words

Kolbe Electrolysis, Electrochemistry

ID: J42-Y2008-2460