The electrochemical synthesis of sulphur containing compounds derived from thiols (Ethanethiol, 2-propanethiol, 1-butanethiol, 2-methyl-2-propanethiol, 1-pentanethiol and thiophenol) at sacrificial cadmium anode and inert platinum cathode is reported. Adducts of these compounds with 1,10 phenanthroline and 2,2’-bipyridyl (L) have also been obtained by addition of these coligands to the electrolysis phase. These compounds have been characterized by microanalysis, physical measurements and IR spectral studies. General formula conforms to Cd(SR)2 and Cd(SR)2.L. Current efficiencies of all these reactions are quite high.
Electrochemical reactions, Sacrificial electrode, Cadmium(II) thiolates