Chapter 2.6. Electrochemical Generation of Radicals

  1. Prof. Philippe Renaud1 and
  2. Prof. Mukund P. Sibi2
  1. Hans J. Schäfer

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527618293.ch14

Radicals in Organic Synthesis

Radicals in Organic Synthesis

How to Cite

Schäfer, H. J. (2001) Electrochemical Generation of Radicals, in Radicals in Organic Synthesis (eds P. Renaud and M. P. Sibi), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527618293.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Universite de Fribourg, Institut de Chimie Organique, Pérolles, CH-1700 Fribourg, Switzerland

  2. 2

    Department of Chemistry, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND 58105, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 29 MAR 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527301607

Online ISBN: 9783527618293



  • electrolysis;
  • dehydrodimerization;
  • cathodic cleavage;
  • lead dioxide;
  • proton discharge


The prelims comprise:

  • Introduction

  • Electrolysis as a Synthetic Method

  • Radicals by Anodic Oxidation

  • Radicals by Cathodic Reduction

  • Indirect Electrochemical Generation of Radicals