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Facile preparation of highly reactive electrogenerated zinc

Abdul Jalil, Aishah and Kurono, Nobuhita and Takasugi, Shingo and Tokuda, Masao (2004) Facile preparation of highly reactive electrogenerated zinc. In: Annual Fundamental Science Seminar 2004 (AFSS 2004), 14-15 June 2004, Ibnu Sina Institute for Fundamental Science Studies,UTM. (Submitted)



Highly reactive electrogenerated zinc metal (EGZn/Naph) was readily prepared by electrolysis of a DMF solution containing naphthalene and a supporting electrolyte in a one-compartment cell fitted with a platinum cathode and a zinc anode. The reactivity of this EGZn/Nagh was elucidated by an efficient transformation of ethyl 2-bromobutanoate as a model substrate into the corresponding organozinc compound, which can not be achieved by the use of usual zinc metal. It was found that the electrolysis at -10 C at a constant current of 60 mA/cm2 under nitrogen atmosphere was the optimum conditions in preparing this EGZn/Naph.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Electrolysis, naphthalene, organozinc compound, reactive zinc
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions:Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering
ID Code:5233
Deposited By: Norhani Jusoh
Deposited On:06 Mar 2008 01:49
Last Modified:10 Sep 2017 06:39

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