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Novel Electrochemical Deoxygenation Reaction Using Diphenylphosphinates

Kevin Lam and István E. Markó*

*Université Catholique de Louvain, Bâtiment Lavoisier, Place Louis Pasteur, 1, B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, Email:

K. Lam, I. E. Markó, Org. Lett., 2011, 13, 406-409.

DOI: 10.1021/ol102714s


An electrochemical reduction of diphenylphosphinate esters leads smoothly and in high yields to the corresponding deoxygenated products. The electrolysis could be performed at low temperature and with a high current density, resulting in a short reaction time.

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Key Words

Deoxygenations, Electrochemistry

ID: J54-Y2011-0200