Anodic oxidation of alicyclic bromides in acetonitrile

James Y. Becker, Dvora Zemach

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The electro-oxidation of alicyclic bromides in acetonitrile has been investigated. Cycloheptyl, cyclohexyl, and cyclopentyl bromides each gave the corresponding N-cycloalkylacetamide and cycloalkene. Cyclobutyl bromide gave only N-cyclobutylacetamide whereas cyclopropyl bromide underwent ring-opening and yielded N-allyl-acetamide. The mechanism of formation of the products is discussed and the effect of concentration, temperature, supporting electrolyte, and amount of electricity consumed was studied in the oxidation of bromocyclohexane.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)914-917
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society. Perkin Transactions 2
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1979

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