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Jia-Xing LU(jxlu@chem.ecnu.edu.cn)


Organic electrochemistry is a very useful tool for organic synthesis, not only because of the selective introduction or removal of electrons from organic molecules, but also for its green process. In this paper, electroorganic synthesis has been introduced from the systems, research methods and technologies to the characterization. Most of organic compounds could be electrochemically oxidized or reduced. Here, taking C=C compounds as an example, several kinds of electrochemical organic synthesis reactions are discussed, such as electrochemical addition, electrocatalytic dimrization, electropolymerization, etc. Electroorganic synthesis has been industrialized since 1960s. In this paper, electrosynthesis of adiponitrile was used as an example to introduce the manufacturing technique and technological improvement. Electrochemical fixation of CO2 is also introduced. At last, future outlook is also described.

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organic electrochemistry, electrosynthesis, green chemistry

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