On-Demand Electrochemical Synthesis of Tetrakisacetonitrile Copper(I) Triflate and Its Application in the Aerobic Oxidation of Alcohols

Thomas P. Nicholls, Richard A. Bourne, Bao N. Nguyen, Nikil Kapur, Charlotte E. Willans

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Abstract

An on-demand electrochemical synthesis of copper(I) triflate under both batch and continuous flow conditions has been developed. A major benefit of the electrochemical methodology is that the only byproduct of the reaction is hydrogen gas, which obviates the need for workup and purification, and water is not incorporated into the product. Upon completion of the electrochemical synthesis, solutions are directly transferred or dispensed into reaction mixtures for the catalytic oxidation of benzyl alcohol with no requirement for workup or purification.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6976-6980
Number of pages5
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Volume60
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 May 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • electrochemical synthesis
  • copper(I) triflate
  • Tetrakisacetonitrile
  • alcohols
  • benzyl alcohol

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