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Electrochemical initiation of electron-catalyzed phenanthridine synthesis by trifluoromethylation of isonitriles

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Abstract

The electron-catalyzed formation of phenanthridines starting from isonitriles initiated by an electrochemical reduction of the Togni reagent is presented. The required number of faradays per mole of starting material and the respective yields clearly show the catalytic character of the electron in this reaction. The mechanism is supported by cyclic voltammetry experiments.

Graphical abstract: Electrochemical initiation of electron-catalyzed phenanthridine synthesis by trifluoromethylation of isonitriles

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Submitted
04 Dec 2017
Accepted
03 Jan 2018
First published
12 Feb 2018

This article is Open Access

Chem. Commun., 2018,54, 2240-2243
Article type
Communication

Electrochemical initiation of electron-catalyzed phenanthridine synthesis by trifluoromethylation of isonitriles

M. Lübbesmeyer, D. Leifert, H. Schäfer and A. Studer, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 2240
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC09302K

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