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Electrochemical Deoxygenation of N-Heteroaromatic N-Oxides

P. Xu, Hai-Chao Xu*

*College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University, 422 South Siming Road, Xiamen 361005, P. R. of China, Email:

P. Xu, H.-C. Xu, Synlett, 2019, 30, 1219-1221.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1611541

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An electrochemical deoxygenation of N-heteroaromatic N-oxide provides the corresponding N-heteroaromatics such as pyridines, quinolines, isoquinolines, and phenanthridines efficiently in aqueous solution without the need for transition-metal catalysts and waste-generating reducing reagents.

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Key Words

reduction, electrochemistry, deoxygenation, electrolysis, heterocycles

ID: J72-Y2019