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Reduction of vicinal dihalides. II. Leaving group effects on the electrochemical reduction of 1,2-Dihalo-1,2-diphenylethanes and 1,2-Dihalocyclohexanes

Fawell, P., Avraamides, J. and Hefter, G. (1991) Reduction of vicinal dihalides. II. Leaving group effects on the electrochemical reduction of 1,2-Dihalo-1,2-diphenylethanes and 1,2-Dihalocyclohexanes. Australian Journal of Chemistry, 44 (4). pp. 791-798.

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Abstract

Leaving group effects on the electrochemical dehalogenation of organic vicinal dihalides have been examined in acetonitrile for the 1,2-dihalo-1,2-diphenylethanes and trans-1,2-dihalo-cyclohexanes. Reduction potentials and product distributions support a stepwise addition of two electrons, as previously proposed for the isomers of 1,2-dibromo-1,2-diphenylethane. A general reduction mechanism for the vicinal dihalides is proposed. Literature data for the electrochemical reduction of the 5,6-dihalodecanes, previously thought to favour a concerted two-electron mechanism, may be explained in terms of a stepwise process.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Publisher: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization Publishing
Copyright: (c) CSIRO
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/1551
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