Sofia Strekalova

Sofia Strekalova

FRC Kazan Scientific Center of RAS, Russia

Title: Electrochemical approach to phosphorylation of aromatic compounds


Sofia Strekalova graduated from Kazan Federal University, Chemistry faculty, in 2014 and now she is doing her Ph.D. in the laboratory of Electrochemical Synthesis (Arbuzov Institute of Organic and Physical Chemistry, FRC Kazan Scientific Center of RAS) directed by Budnikova Yu. Her research interests include electrochemistry, catalysis, phosphorylation reactions. Strekalova S. is a holder of Kazan city mayor scholarship in 2016 and the winner of the contest "The Best Young Scientist of the Republic of Tatarstan" (Russia) among postgraduate students in 2017.


The synthesis of aryl phosphonates via direct phosphorylation of aromatic C-H bonds under electrochemical mild conditions is regarded as one of the most important approaches because it meets the generally accepted criteria of green
chemistry in compared to traditional approaches. We carried out a series of experiments to obtain phosphorylated aromatic compounds (benzene and its derivatives, coumarins, pyridine, etc.) under electrochemical oxidative and reductive conditions using monometallic ([CoIIbpy], [NiIIbpy], [MnIIbpy]) and bimetallic ([CoIIbpy]/[MnIIbpy], [NiIIbpy]/[MnIIbpy]) catalytic systems. Thus in a series of experiments the products of phosphorylation of aromatic compounds were obtained under electrochemical mild conditions in good yield (up to 80%) and 100% conversion of H-phosphonate.