Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society
versión impresa ISSN 0103-5053
PARDINI, Vera L.; SAKATA, Solange K.; VARGAS, Reinaldo R. y VIERTLER, Hans. Anodic methoxylation of cinnamate esters. J. Braz. Chem. Soc. [online]. 2001, vol.12, n.2, pp. 223-229. ISSN 0103-5053. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-50532001000200016.
The present work describes the electrochemical oxidation of methyl cinnamate ring methoxylated derivatives in neutral or basic methanolic solution. In the electrochemical studies cyclic voltammetry and preparative electrolyses under controlled potential or current conditions in divided or undivided cells were used. The influence of current density, cell type, electrode material, solvent, substrate and base concentration was investigated for methyl 4-methoxycinnamate.The products result from aromatic ring and side chain methoxylation, however, nuclear methoxylation products were observed in higher yields when the number of methoxy groups in the aromatic ring was increased. The structure of the products is dependent on the work-up procedures.
Palabras llave : electrochemical oxidation; anodic methoxylation; methyl cinnamate derivatives.