The Boron-Doped Diamond (BDD) electrode is a new electrode material with high stability, even at high anodic potential. Furthermore BDD is not prone to fouling. Due to these properties, BDD can provide new opportunities in electrochem. synthesis of org. and inorg. compds. Two examples are given to demonstrate the feasibility of electroorg. synthesis on BDD anodes. The first example is the oxidn. of phenol to benzoquinone, an important intermediate in fine org. synthesis. The second example is the oxidn. of 3-methylpyridine to nicotinic acid, an important pharmaceutical intermediate. Two strong inorg. oxidants have been prepd. using BDD anodes: the Ag(I) to Ag(II) oxidn. and the oxidn. of sulfate to peroxodisulfate. [on SciFinder (R)]