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The gem-Dialkyl Effect in Electron Transfer Reactions:  Rapid Synthesis of Seven-Membered Rings through an Electrochemical Annulation

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posted on 08.06.2005, 00:00 by Jeffrey B. Sperry, Dennis L. Wright
An electrochemical furan annulation strategy has been developed for the synthesis of seven-membered rings. Key to the success of the annulation is the placement of a gem-dialkyl group in the tether. Voltammetric studies indicate that this effect lowers the oxidation potential by approximately 110 mV.

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