Electro-oxidative kinetic resolution of sec-alcohols mediated with a cataly
tic amount of an optically active N-oxyl was performed by use of a simple u
ndivided cell under constant current conditions. The selectivity factor (S-
value) increased remarkably when the reaction was performed at lower temper
atures. The optically active N-oxyl was recovered and used repeatedly witho
ut any change in efficiency and selectivity. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd.
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