Water-soluble N-oxyl compounds-mediated electrooxidation of alcohols in water: A prominent access to a totally closed system

Jun Kubota, Yusuke Shimizu, Koichi Mitsudo, Hideo Tanaka

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Electrooxidation of alcohols in water involving water-soluble N-oxyl compounds (WS-TEMPOs) proceeded smoothly to afford the corresponding ketones and aldehydes in good yields. Notably, most of WS-TEMPOs in water remained intact after the electrolysis. The aqueous solution containing WS-TEMPOs was recovered easily and repeatedly used for the electrooxidation of alcohols, offering a totally closed system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8975-8979
Number of pages5
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number52
Publication statusPublished - Dec 26 2005



  • Alcohols
  • Aqueous solution
  • Electrooxidation
  • N-Oxyl compounds
  • Water-soluble mediators

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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