Suitable electrochemical methodologies for the generation of cyanomethyl anion and some electrochemically induced cyanomethylation reactions of electrophilic substrates are described and discussed. In addition, the electrochemical syntheses of carbamates and chiral oxazolidin-2-ones (under mild conditions and avoiding the use of hazardous chemicals), via a new carboxylating reagent (CH2CN- / CO2), are reported in this article.
Keywords: cyanomethyl anion, organic electrosyntheses, cyanomethylation reactions, chiral oxazolidinones, carbamates, carboxylating reactions
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