N,N-Diisopropylethylamine-Mediated Electrochemical Reduction of Azobenzenes in Dichloromethane
Hongyan Zhou, Rundong Fan, Jingya Yang*, Ximei Sun, Xiaojun Liu and Xi-Cun Wang*
*College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou 730070, China, Email: yangjynwnu.edu.cn, wangxicunnwnu.edu.cn
H. Zhou, R. Fan, J. Yang, X. Sun, X. Liu, X.-C. Wang, J. Org. Chem., 2022, 87, 14536-14543.
N,N-Diisopropylethylamine mediates a cathodic reduction approach for the hydrogenation of azobenzenes in dichloromethane as hydrogen source. The reaction proceeded smoothly in a simple undivided cell under constant-current electrolysis. A series of azobenzenes were successfully reduced to the corresponding hydrazobenzenes in good yields at room temperature.
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reduction of azocompounds, electrochemistry