Organic Electrochemistry in Aluminum Chloride Melts.
Final rept. 1 Oct 72-30 May 76,
COLORADO STATE UNIV FORT COLLINS DEPT OF CHEMISTRY
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Organic electrochemistry and chemical studies have been carried out in molten sodium tetrachloroaluminate at 175 C and in an ethylpyridinium bromide-aluminum chloride melt, with benzene as a cosolvent at room temperature. The reductive defunctionalization of a number of adamantanes was studied in the sodium tetrachloroaluminate system at 175 C. In the room temperature melt, with benzene, the oxidation of hexamethylbenzene was studied and was found to yield pentamethylbenzene and diphenylmethane. The pentamethylbenzene could be further oxidized to tetramethylbenzene and diphenylmethane. A mechanism is proposed. Several iron diimine complexes were also studied in this melt.
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