Alkene reactions with superoxide radical anions in flow electrochemistry

    Rojan Alia, Tuhin Patraa and Thomas Wirtha

    • aSchool of Chemistry, Cardiff University, Park Place, Main Building, Cardiff CF10 3AT (UK)

    Alkenes were cleaved to ketones by using dioxygen in a flow electrochemical set-up. The pressurised system allowed efficient gas-liquid mixing with a stabilised flow. This mild and straightforward approach avoids the use of transition metals and harsh oxidants.

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