Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 2000, 65, 924-940

Reaction of Aromatic Radical Cations with RuCl3·3H2O

Michael Michmana, Miriam Orona and Hans J. Schaeferb

a Department of Organic Chemistry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 91904 Jerusalem, Israel
b Department of Organic Chemistry, Organisch-Chemisches Institut der Westfälischen Wilhelms Universität, Correnstrasse 40, D-48148, Münster, Germany


Interactions of RuCl3·3H2O with radical cations of aromatic ethers, 1,4-di-tert-butyl- 2,5-dimethoxybenzene, 3,5-di-tert-butyl-1,2-dimethoxybenzene and 2-tert-butyl-1,4-di- methoxybenzene, and with aromatic amines, 2,4,6-tri-tert-butylaniline and N,N,N',N'-tetra- methyl-1,4-phenylenediamine, were observed by voltammetry. ESR and UV spectroscopies were used for the study of the the first two ethers. The effect of RuCl3·3H2O was also examined by controlled potential electrolysis.

Keywords: Electrooxidation; Electrocatalysis; Oxidations; Radical cations; Ruthenium chloride; Benzoquinones; Ethers; Anilines.

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