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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 (free Supporting Information)


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