Sequential electrochemical oxidation of alternating benzene-furan oligomers

Cheng Lan Lin, Yi Lin Wu, Chang Li Chen, Chih Ming Chou, Tien Yau Luh*

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    (Graph Presented) Electrochemical oxidation of pentaaryl 2 containing two furan moieties occurs sequentially to give diketone 8 after two-electron transfer. Further oxidation with another two-electron transfer gives the corresponding tetraketone 9. Radical cation intermediate is detected by absorption spectroscopy. The radical intermediates of different regiochemistry have been shown to exhibit different oxidation potentials as revealed by the differential pulse voltammetry.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)8531-8534
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
    Issue number22
    StatePublished - Oct 26 2007

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Organic Chemistry

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