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Organic electrosynthesis: From academia to industry

Organic electrosynthesis: From academia to industry

Leech, Matthew C., Garcia, Anthony D., Petti, Alessia, Dobbs, Adrian P. ORCID: 0000-0002-7241-7118 and Lam, Kevin ORCID: 0000-0003-1481-9212 (2020) Organic electrosynthesis: From academia to industry. Reaction Chemistry & Engineering, 5 (6). pp. 977-990. ISSN 2058-9883 (Online) (doi:

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The growing impetus to develop greener and more cost-efficient synthetic methods has prompted Chemists to look for new ways to activate small organic molecules. Among them, electrosynthesis is one of the greenest and cheapest since it is possible to perform redox reactions without the need for any chemical reagents. Even though electrosynthesis is on the verge of a resurgence, it is far from being a new discipline. In fact, organic electrosynthesis was popularised by Manual Baizer in the early 60s while working at Monsanto. In this article, we will review the major, as well as the most recent, achievements in industrial organic electrosynthesis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Electrosynthesis, industry, bench, scale-up, organic electrochemistry, reduction, oxidation
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > School of Science (SCI)
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2021 01:38

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