Convergent Paired Electrolysis for the Three-Component Synthesis of Protected Homoallylic Alcohols



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The holy grail of electrochemistry, a convergent paired electrolysis, is a step closer in the metal-free electrochemical allylation of aromatic aldehydes in DMF. A three-component coupling product is obtained in a one-pot procedure when anodically generated electrophiles and cathodically generated nucleophiles react in solution to give a single product.