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Sono-emulsion electrosynthesis: electrode-insensitive Kolbe reactions

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The electro-oxidation of water-immiscible liquid aliphatic acids (RCO2H) leading to decarboxylation to afford a hydrocarbon (R–R) may be achieved using an emulsion formed via insonation so that the organic phase continuously extracts the products; in complete contrast to conventional monophasic electrolyses, the type and yield of products obtained from this biphasic Kolbe electrolysis are independent of the electrode material used.

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30 Aug 2000
16 Nov 2000
First published
14 Dec 2000

Chem. Commun., 2001, 87-88
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Sono-emulsion electrosynthesis: electrode-insensitive Kolbe reactions

J. D. Wadhawan, F. Marken, R. G. Compton, S. D. Bull and S. G. Davies, Chem. Commun., 2001, 87
DOI: 10.1039/B007037H

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