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The electrochemical reduction of diethylmaleate, diethylfumarate and diethylacetylene dicarboxylate in the form of microscopic droplets generated by applying power ultrasound to aqueous electrolyte media allows a clean hydrogenation of the carbon-carbon double/triple bond whilst providing a novel and versatile methodology for electrochemistry of insoluble materials in aqueous environments.

Original publication




Journal article


Chemical Communications

Publication Date



995 - 996