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External oxidant-free oxidation/[3+2] cycloaddition/aromatization cascade: electrochemical synthesis of polycyclic N-heterocycles
- Wang, Qiang, Yuan, Ting, Liu, Qiang, Xu, Yong, Xie, Guanqun, Lv, Xin, Ding, Shujiang, Wang, Xiaoxia, Li, Chen
- Chemical communications 2019 v.55 no.58 pp. 8398-8401
- aromatization, cycloaddition reactions, electrochemistry, electrosynthesis, heterocyclic nitrogen compounds, oxidation
- Here, we describe an efficient and environmentally friendly synthesis of polycyclic N-heterocycles under electrochemical external oxidant-free conditions. The extent of the sequential electrochemical oxidative aromatization can be regulated with the assistance of redox mediators.