An aqueous silica gel disperse electrolysis system. N-Oxyl-mediated electrooxidation of alcohols

Hideo Tanaka, Yusuke Kawakami, Kentaro Goto, Manabu Kuroboshi

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N-Oxyl-mediated electrooxidation of alcohols was performed in an aqueous silica gel disperse system. The newly devised electrolysis system offers an organic solvent-free and operationally simple procedure for oxidation of alcohols and could be successfully applied to kinetic resolution of sec-alcohol as well as enantioselective oxidation of meso-1,4-diol affording optically active γ-lactone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)445-448
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 15 2001



  • Alcohols
  • Electrochemistry
  • Enantioselective
  • Oxidation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Drug Discovery

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