Basics and applications of organic electrochemistryAuthor(s): Suru Ren
The employment of electrical current in a reaction to activate organic compounds by adding or removing electrons is known as organic electrochemistry. It has a variety of advantages, including ease of reaction and synthetic material availability. The former has direct control over electron energy via over potential, and the reagents are merely electrons and protons. Umpolung chemistry, predictible and tolerated functional groups are among the latter. Organic electrochemistry offers a high atom economy and low waste, making it an emerging-market drive for ‘‘Green Chemistry." The analytical approach is a useful tool for predicting reactivity in metal-mediated processes.