Synthesis of α-germyl and α-silylcarboxylic acids and selected electrochemical oxidations

Anna Rakovshik, Alex V. Shtelman, James Y. Becker

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New α-germylcarboxylic acids, α-silyl-α-halocarboxylic and α-silyl-α-alkylcarboxylic acids including some known α-silyl(cycloalkyl)carboxylic acids have been prepared by different synthetic methods. The anodic oxidation in basic methanol of selected examples of these acids has been investigated under various experimental conditions to afford mainly oxidative degermylation/desilylation and decarboxylation products. Based on the emerged products, various mechanisms are suggested and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-19
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2012


  • Degermylation
  • Desilylation
  • Electrochemical decarboxylation
  • α-Silyl(cycloalkyl)carboxylic acids
  • α-Trimethylgermylcarboxylic acids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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