Electrochemical reduction of nitrobenzene via redox-mediated chronoamperometry

Stergiou, A. D., Broadhurst, D. H. and Symes, M. D. (2022) Electrochemical reduction of nitrobenzene via redox-mediated chronoamperometry. STAR Protocols, 3(4), 101817. (doi: 10.1016/j.xpro.2022.101817)

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Anilines are important feedstocks for pharmaceuticals, dyes, and other materials, but traditional approaches to their syntheses usually lack selectivity and environmental sustainability. Here, we describe the selective reduction of nitrobenzene to aniline under mild conditions, using water as the ultimate source of the required protons and electrons. We describe the electrochemical cell assembly, and detail steps for electrochemical reduction followed by organic extraction and analysis of the extracts using NMR.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Symes, Professor Mark and Stergiou, Mr Athanasios and Broadhurst, Mr Daniel
Authors: Stergiou, A. D., Broadhurst, D. H., and Symes, M. D.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:STAR Protocols
Publisher:Cell Press
ISSN (Online):2666-1667
Published Online:04 November 2022
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2022 The Authors
First Published:First published in STAR Protocols 3(4): 101817
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License
Data DOI:10.5525/gla.researchdata.1279

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