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Direct Electrochemical Synthesis of Organocadmium Halide Complexes at Sacrificial Anode

[ Vol. 8 , Issue. 2 ]

Author(s):

Kanchan Bala* and Baljit Singh   Pages 143 - 149 ( 7 )

Abstract:


Background: The organocadmium halide complexes, RCdX (R= alkyl/aryl halide) in single step by direct electrochemical synthetic technique in a solution of acetonitrile, alkyl/aryl halide, tetrabutylammonium chloride (as supporting electrolyte) under nitrogen atmosphere by using a high-surface platinum cathode and sacrificial cadmium anode were synthesized.

Objective: The coordination complexes were also synthesized in same conditions in the attendance of nitrogen containing bidentate ligands such as 1,10-phenanthroline and 2,2’- bipyridyl.

Method: This method affords the formation of complexes with higher yields at ambient temperature. The synthesized compounds was characterized and confirmed by physical parameters, elemental analyses and IR spectroscopy.

Conclusion: All these complexes exhibit significant high electrochemical efficiency.

Keywords:

Coordination compounds, electrochemical technique, organocadmium halide, sacrificial cadmium anode.

Affiliation:

Department of Chemistry, Punjabi University, Patiala-147002, Punjab, Department of Chemistry, Punjabi University, Patiala-147002, Punjab



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