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Electrochemical hydrogenation of a benzannulated pyridine to a dihydropyridine in acidic solution

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The electrochemistry of pyridines in acidic solution is dominated by a ‘weak acid’ reduction on the cyclic voltammetry timescale. Here we show that electrochemical hydrogenation of a benzannulated pyridine, phenanthridine (1), to the biomimetic hydride donor 1,2-dihydrophenanthridine (1-H2) can occur selectively at glassy carbon electrodes over longer timescales of potentiostatic electrolysis.

Graphical abstract: Electrochemical hydrogenation of a benzannulated pyridine to a dihydropyridine in acidic solution

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The article was received on 12 Oct 2017, accepted on 30 Nov 2017 and first published on 30 Nov 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC07907A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2018, Advance Article
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    Electrochemical hydrogenation of a benzannulated pyridine to a dihydropyridine in acidic solution

    P. K. Giesbrecht, D. B. Nemez and D. E. Herbert, Chem. Commun., 2018, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7CC07907A

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