Accession Number : AD0709730
Title : ELECTROLYTIC REDUCTION OF ORGANIC COMPOUNDS.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Sep 65-30 Jun 70,
Corporate Author : PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IND DEPT OF CHEMISTRY
Personal Author(s) : Benkeser,Robert A.
Report Date : JUL 1970
Pagination or Media Count : 6
Abstract : The final report describes very briefly the results of efforts to achieve selective, electrochemical reductions of organic molecules containing various functional groups. In all cases the electrolytic cell was a simple three-neck flask equipped with two platinum electrodes, a reflux condenser and lithium chloride in methylamine as the electrolyte. Successes were achieved in reducing acetylenic linkages to olefins in the presence of aromatic rings; in reducing aromatic rings to 2,5-dihydro products in the presence of olefinic double bonds; in reducing aliphatic ketones to either alcohols or N-methylamines and in reducing aliphatic amides to either alcohols or aldehydes. (Author)
Descriptors : (*AMINES, *REDUCTION(CHEMISTRY)), (*KETONES, REDUCTION(CHEMISTRY)), (*ALKYNES, REDUCTION(CHEMISTRY)), ELECTROCHEMISTRY, AROMATIC COMPOUNDS
Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE