A new type of electrochemical oxidation of alcohols mediated with a ruthenium-dioxolene-amine complex in neutral water

Hironobu Ozawa, Takami Hino, Hideki Ohtsu, Tohru Wada, Koji Tanaka

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Abstract

Electrochemical oxidation of [RuII(terpy)(sq)(NH 3)]+ in neutral water (pH 8.0) at +0.8 V (versus SCE) generated [RuII(terpy)(q)(NH2)]2+ and/or [RuIII(terpy)(sq)(NH2)]2+ (terpy = 2,2′:6′,2′′-terpyridine, sq = 3,5-di-tert-butyl-1,2- semiquinonate, q = 3,5-di-tert-butyl-1,2-benzoquinone), which played roles in hydrogen abstraction and one-electron acceptor in the catalytic oxidation of methanol, ethanol, and 2-propanol affording formaldehyde, acetoaldehyde, and acetone, respectively, under the electrolysis conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)298-302
Number of pages5
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Volume366
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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