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: Istvan.markouclouvain.be
K. Lam, I. E. Markó, Org. Lett., 2011, 13, 406-409.
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.
see article for more examples