The examples present in this chapter provides evidence for the powerful methodology that is available even with relatively simple/practical methods based on undivided reactor cells and constant current power supplies. There is still a considerable level of adventure in designing new electrosynthetic processes, and this is linked to opportunities in the design of novel and powerful synthetic strategies. Methods for electroorganic synthesis are readily available, and there is considerable potential for de novo organic synthetic approaches based on electrochemically generated reactive intermediates and effective reactor systems. Interest in new electroorganic synthesis methodology is growing in both the molecular-level understanding and exploitation of locally generated reactive intermediates and the reactor design and optimization of conditions. From the organic synthetic perspective, it is probably important to allow for simplicity in the experimental approach. With widely available and appreciated laboratory tools to perform electroorganic syntheses, there is likely to be a much stronger development in knowledge and uptake of knowledge into industrial contexts.
|Title of host publication||Modern Electrosynthetic Methods in Organic Chemistry|
|Editors||Frank Marken, Mahito Atobe|
|Place of Publication||Boca Raton|
|Number of pages||43|
|Publication status||Published - 31 Dec 2018|
Taylor, J., Kulandainathan, M. A., Hotchen, C., & Marken, F. (2018). Introduction to Practical Methods in Electroorganic Syntheses. In F. Marken, & M. Atobe (Eds.), Modern Electrosynthetic Methods in Organic Chemistry (1 ed., pp. 1-43). CRC Press.