Raju, T. and Kulangiappar, K. and Anbukulandainathan, M. and Shankar, G.K. and Muthukumaran, A. (2005) Electrochemical chlorination of toluene by two-phase electrolysis. Electrochimica Acta, 51. pp. 356-360.

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A simple method for the preparation of benzyl chloride from toluene by two-phase electrolysis is reported. The major product is benzyl chloride in contrast to chlorotoluenes in homogeneous electrolysis. Electrolysis was carried out at 30 ◦C in chloroform solvent. Toluene conversion ranges from 80 to 85% and the selectivity is as high as 95%. The effect of different electrodes, temperatures, and current density are studied and the optimum condition is reported.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Electrochemistry; Chlorination; Two-phase electrolysis; Emulsion electrolysis; Benzylchloride
Subjects: Electroorganic
Depositing User: TTBD CECRI
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2012 11:52
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2012 11:52
URI: http://cecri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/61

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