Chapter 17. Electrochemical Conversion of Alkanes

  1. Professor Saul Patai and
  2. Zvi Rappoport
  1. Hans J. Schäfer

Published Online: 8 AUG 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470034378.ch17

Alkanes and Cycloalkanes (1992)

Alkanes and Cycloalkanes (1992)

How to Cite

Schäfer, H. J. (1992) Electrochemical Conversion of Alkanes, in Alkanes and Cycloalkanes (1992) (eds S. Patai and Z. Rappoport), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470034378.ch17

Editor Information

  1. The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

Author Information

  1. Organisch-Chemisches Institut der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität, Correns-Strasse 40, 4400 Münster, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 AUG 2006
  2. Published Print: 25 MAR 1992

Book Series:

  1. PATAI'S Chemistry of Functional Groups

Book Series Editors:

  1. Professor Saul Patai

Series Editor Information

  1. The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471924982

Online ISBN: 9780470034378



  • alkane electrochemical conversion;
  • anodic alkane oxidation;
  • solvent anodic substitution;
  • cyclopentane cyclovoltammetry;
  • fluorosulphonic acid anodic conversion;
  • acetonitrile anodic decomposition potential;
  • alkyl-substituted adamantanes;
  • alkane oxidation by cathodic reduction;
  • fuel cell hydrocarbon oxidation


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Anodic Oxidation of Alkanes

  • Oxidation of Alkanes by Cathodic Reduction of Oxygen in the Presence of Catalysts

  • Oxidation of Hydrocarbons in Fuel Cells

  • References