Cathodic reduction of 4-nitroso-N,N-dimethylaniline at various electrode materials

Polat K., Aksu M., Pekel A.

JOURNAL OF APPLIED ELECTROCHEMISTRY, vol.30, no.6, pp.733-736, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1023/a:1004024218426
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.733-736
  • Keywords: 4-amino-N,N-dimethylaniline, cathode material, dyestuffs, electrochemical reduction, nitroso compounds, photographic developer
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


This study is concerned with the cathodic reduction of 4-nitroso-N,N-dimethylaniline to 4-amino-N,N-dimethylaniline in 1.0 M HCl and 1.0 M H2SO4 containing 10% MeOH. The effect of cathode material, supporting electrolyte, electroactive compound concentration, temperature and current density in the electrochemical synthesis of 4-amino-N,N-dimethylaniline were investigated. The best cathode material was tin, which gave a selectivity of 92.7% with a current yield of 90.3% at a current density of 6 mA cm(-2). The final electrolysis product was obtained as its respective HCl and H2SO4 salts and their structures were elucidated using spectrochemical techniques.