Journal of Applied Electrochemistry

, Volume 20, Issue 1, pp 97–101 | Cite as

Organic electrosynthesis with a sacrificial anode. Chemical reductive degradation of the solvent N,N-dimethyl formamide

  • C. Saboureau
  • M. Troupel
  • J. Perichon


When electrolyses using a sacrificial magnesium anode are carried out in DMF as solvent, an overconsumption of the metal is observed (10 to 60%) which principally depends on the temperature and the current density. It has been shown that the electrochemical scouring of magnesium induces a chemical reduction of DMF and a possible pathway is proposed.


Physical Chemistry Magnesium Formamide Chemical Reduction Sacrificial Anode 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Saboureau
    • 1
  • M. Troupel
    • 1
  • J. Perichon
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire d'ElectrochimieCatalyse et Synthèse Organique (U.M. no. 28) C.N.R.S.ThiaisFrance

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