Anodic oxidation of n-acylazacycloalkanes in methanol

Tatiana Golub, James Y. Becker

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The electrochemical properties of three cyclic amides of the type N-acylazacycloalkanes (5-, 6- and 7-membered rings) have been investigated in acetonitrile by cyclic voltammetry. Their preparative scale oxidation in methanol at C anodes under various electrochemical conditions (current density, electricity consumption and supporting electrolytes) has been performed. The outcome indicates that four major products were formed by all three substrates: cyclic eneamides (c), α-methoxy, cyclic α'-eneamide (c), α-methoxy- (b) and α,α'-dimethoxy (d) cyclic amides. Their relative ratio was found to be highly dependent on the nature of the electrolyte used and current density.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)G3123-G3127
JournalJournal of the Electrochemical Society
Issue number7
StatePublished - 10 May 2013


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