Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
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The Anodic Oxidation of trans-Cinnamic Acid. I. The Formation of Ketone and Aldehyde Derivatives

Takeda Akira
Torii Sigeru
Oka Hirotosi
The electrochemical oxidation of trans-cinnamic acid in a mixed aqueous solution of acetic acid and methanol containing potassium hydroxide was studied. The separation of ketones and aldehydes from the neutral materials using Girard reagent P gave benzaldehyde, tolualdehydes, acetophenone, methylacetophenones, propiophenone, phenacyl acetate, and phenacyl alcohol. The mechanism of the anodic reaction of trans-cinnamic acid has been discussed.