Catalysis

Site-selective Electrochemical Oxidation of Glucosides

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Abstract

Quinuclidine-mediated electrochemical oxidation of glycopyranosides provides C3-ketosaccharides with excellent selectivity. The method is a versatile alternative to Pd-catalyzed oxidation, and to photochemical oxidation, and is complementary to the TEMPO-mediated C6-selective oxidation. Contrary to the electrochemical oxidation of methylene and methine groups, the reaction does not require oxygen.

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