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Electrosynthesis of trimethylorthoformate on BDD electrodes

The anodic methoxylation of formaldehyde dimethylacetal (FADMA) to trimethylorthoformate (TMOF) in basic methanol was investigated on boron-doped diamond (BDD) electrodes. Cyclic voltammetry and preparative electrolysis have shown that FADMA is electrochem. inactive in the solvent stability region; nevertheless FADMA can be oxidized in the potential region of methanol oxidn. A reaction scheme involving intermediates of methanol oxidn. (methoxy radicals) has been proposed. [on SciFinder (R)]


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