Carboxylic acids have been electro-oxidatively coupled to electron-rich olefins to form lactones. Kolbe decarboxylation does not appear to be a significant competing pathway. Experimental results indicate that oxidation occurs at the olefin and that the reaction proceeds through a radical cation intermediate.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry|
|State||Published - Aug 9 2013|
- Carboxylic acid
- Free radical
- Radical cation