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Kolbe electrolytic coupling

  • Jie Jack Li


Electrolysis of carboxylates to afford the coupled products. Homocoupling product is obtained if two carboxylates are the same - decarboxylative dimerization; unsymmetrical product will be produced if the two carboxylates are different.


Inorganic Chemistry Organic Chemistry Couple Product Organic Electrochemistry Electrolytic Coupling 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jie Jack Li
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  1. 1.Chemistry DepartmentPfizer Global Research and DevelopmentAnn ArborUSA

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