1982 年 40 巻 5 号 p. 368-376
Contact glow discharge electrolysis (CGDE) is a type of chemical reaction carried out by means of an electric discharge between an aqueous solution containing various substrates and an electrode in contact with the solution. The primary products of the aqueous solution are hydroxyl and hydrogen radicals which react with the substrates to form substrate radicals. These radicals react with each other to form various secondary products. Dehydrogenation, oxidation, amination, carboxylation and degradation reactions of bioorganic compounds by using CGDE were carried out. The oxidation by CGDE is an extremely strong and clean oxidation process without using any oxidizing agent. The reactions by CGDE are relatively controlled reactions compared with the gas phase discharge reactions. This new type of chemical reaction by CGDE might be applicable to the reactions which could not be carried out in conventional ways.