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Oxidative Decarboxylation

ChemieOrganische ChemieOxidationsreaktionen

This learning unit deals with the oxidative decarboxylation of carboxylic acids. The mechanisms of both the Hunsdiecker reaction and the Kolbe electrolysis are explained.


  • Prof. Dr. Rainer Herges
  • Dr. Torsten Winkler


  • Dr. Guenter Grethe

Learning objective

  • Hunsdiecker reaction
  • Kolbe electrolysis

Important Keywords in this Learning Unit

Oxidation, decarboxylation