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Communication | Special issue | Vol 50, No. 1, 1999, pp.79-82
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/COM-98-S(H)58
Electrocatalytic Oxidation of Benzyl Alcohol and 1-Phenethyl Alcohol by a Decahydroquinolinyl-N-oxyl Radical

Futoshi Kurashima, Yoshitomo Kashiwagi,* Chikara Kikuchi, Jun-ichi Anzai, and Tetsuo Osa

*Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tohoku University, Aramaki, Aoba-ku, sendai 980-8578, Japan

Abstract

(±)-trans, cis-4-Benzoyloxy-2,2,8a-trimethyldecahydroquinolinyl-N-oxyl reveals a reversible redox peak whose oxidation potential is at + 0.55V vs. Ag/AgCl. The compound catalyzed the oxidation reactions of benzyl alcohol and 1-phenethyl alcohol to benzaldehyde and acetophenone, respectively, in satisfied current efficiency ( 74.4-80.6%) and selectivity (100%).