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Journal of Applied Electrochemistry

, Volume 9, Issue 5, pp 657–659 | Cite as

The electroreduction of benzyl cyanide on iron and cobalt cathodes

  • V. Krishnan
  • A. Muthukumaran
  • H. V. K. Udupa
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Abstract

An electrochemical method for preparing amines from organic cyanides using iron black and cobalt black cathodes has been studied. Benzyl cyanide underwent smooth reduction at a cobalt black cathode in an aqueous ethanolic ammonium sulphate medium to give a 74% yield of 2-phenylethylamine with a current efficiency of 50%; whereas with an iron black cathode under the same conditions, a 57% yield of 2-phenylethylamine has been obtained with a current efficiency of 33%.

Keywords

Iron Sulphate Ammonium Physical Chemistry Cobalt 
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© Chapman and Hall Ltd 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Krishnan
    • 1
  • A. Muthukumaran
    • 1
  • H. V. K. Udupa
    • 1
  1. 1.Central Electrochemical Research InstituteKaraikudiIndia

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