Anodic Oxidation

Anodic Oxidation

Organic Chemistry: A Series of Monographs, Vol. 32

1st Edition - January 1, 1975

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  • Authors: Sidney D. Ross, Manuel Finkelstein, Eric J. Rudd
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483219868

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Anodic Oxidation covers the application of the concept, principles, and methods of electrochemistry to organic reactions. This book is composed of two parts encompassing 12 chapters that consider the mechanism of anodic oxidation. Part I surveys the theory and methods of electrochemistry as applied to organic reactions. These parts also present the mathematical equations to describe the kinetics of electrode reactions using both polarographic and steady-state conditions. Part II examines the anodic oxidation of organic substrates by the functional group initially attacked. This part particularly emphasizes the kinds of intermediates generated and the mechanisms leading to final products. This book is intended primarily to organic chemists and physical electrochemists.

Table of Contents

  • Part I Principles and Methods

    1 An Introduction to the Electrochemical Reaction

    I. Electrolysis and Its Terminology

    II.Faraday and the Laws of Electrolysis

    III. How Is the Electric Current Carried through the Cell?

    IV. The Electrochemical Reaction—A Simple Picture

    V. A Most Important Factor—The Electrode Potential

    VI. The Origin and Significance of the Electrode Potential

    VII. The Sign of the Electrode Potential

    VIII. Thermodynamics of Electrode Potential

    IX. Reversibility and Irreversibility

    X. The Electrical Double Layer

    XI. Adsorption at the Electrode-Solution Interface

    XII. A General Representation of an Electrochemical Reaction


    2 The Current-Potential Relationship

    I. The Rate of an Electrode Reaction—A Logical Place to Begin

    II. The Polarographic Method

    III. Reactions under Activation-Controlled Conditions


    3 Other Electrochemical Methods

    I. Transient Behavior at the Electrode Surface

    II. Coulometric Studies and Preparative Methods


    4 The Electrochemical Reaction—Practical Aspects

    I. Cells and Circuits—The Two-Electrode Cell

    II. Cells and Circuits—The Three-Electrode Cell

    III. Cells for Electrolysis

    IV. The Working Electrode

    V. Electrode Construction

    VI. The Counter or Auxiliary Electrode

    VII. Reference Electrodes in Aqueous Solutions

    VIII. Reference Electrodes in Nonaqueous Solutions

    IX. Solvents

    X. Supporting Electrolytes


    Part II A Survey of Anodic Oxidations

    5 Hydrocarbons

    I. Introduction

    II. Substituted Benzenes

    III. Anthracenes

    IV. Aryl Olefins

    V. Aliphatic and Alicyclic Hydrocarbons


    6 The Kolbe Acid Oxidation: Radical Reactions

    I. Introduction

    II. Experimental Conditions

    III. Side Reactions

    IV. Scope and Limitations

    V. Mechanism


    7 The Kolbe Acid Oxidation: Carbonium Ion Reactions



    8 Amines

    I. Aromatic Amines

    II. Aliphatic Amines


    9 Amides



    10 Hydrazines and Related Compounds

    I. Hydrazines

    II. Semicarbazides

    III. Hydrazones


    11 Alcohols and Phenols

    I. Alcohols

    II. Phenols


    12 Ethers

    I. Aliphatic Ethers

    II. Aromatic Ethers


    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 352
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1975
  • Published: January 1, 1975
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483219868

About the Authors

Sidney D. Ross

Manuel Finkelstein

Eric J. Rudd

About the Editors

Alfred T. Blomquist

Harry H. Wasserman

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