Electrochemical Reduction of 1-Bromooctane Catalyzed by a Dicobalt Complex
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A dicobalt complex [CoII2L] has been synthesized according to previous methods. 1,2 The [CoII2L] complex-catalyzed electrochemical reduction of 1-bromooctane was investigated in dimethylformamide (DMF) using cyclic voltammetry (CV) in comparison to the corresponding non-catalyzed reduction. Due to the presence of atmospheric oxygen in the electrochemical cell, degradation of the dicobalt [CoII2L] catalyst occurred and catalytic reduction of 1-bromooctane could not be accurately characterized. Further research would include repeating the synthesis of the dicobalt complex [CoII2L] with greater purity standards and the use of an electrochemical cell fitted with a rubber septum(s) to prevent oxygen contamination.