Electrochemical methyl-transfer reaction to alkylthiol catalyzed by hydrophobic vitamin B 12

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Abstract

The catalytic methyl-transfer reaction from methyl tosylate to 1-octanethiol was carried out in the presence of heptamethyl cobyrinate perchlorate, hydrophobic vitamin B 12, under electrochemical conditions at -1.0 V vs. Ag/AgCl using a carbon-felt cathode and a zinc plate anode as the sacrificial electrode in an undivided cell. This catalytic reaction proceeded via the formation and dissociation of the cobalt-carbon bond in the hydrophobic vitamin B 12.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-27
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Volume38
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 20 2009

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