Anodic functionalization of olefins in alcohols in the presence of halide salts

  • M. N. Élinson
  • I. V. Makhova
  • G. I. Nikishin
Organic Chemistry


Electrolysis of conjugated, unbranched arylolefins in the presence of alkali metal halides in alcohols affords 1-aryl-2-bromoketals in 60–90% yields. Under these conditions, 2-methyl-1-phenylprop-1-ene is converted into 1-bromo-2-methyl-1-phenylprop-1-ene in 80% yield, and arylolefins with no benzylidene hydrogens give 1-aryl-1-alkoxy-2-bromoalkanes.


Hydrogen Alcohol Alkali Metal Halide Metal Halide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. N. Élinson
    • 1
  • I. V. Makhova
    • 1
  • G. I. Nikishin
    • 1
  1. 1.N. D. Zelinskii Institute of Organic ChemistryAcademy of Sciences of the USSRMoscow

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