Reductive electrosynthesis: A new dawn

Steve H. Park, Minsoo Ju, Andrew J. Ressler, Jiwoo Shim, Hyunwoo Kim, Song Lin

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The renewed interest in synthetic organic electrochemistry has led in recent years to a surge in literature reports on new electrochemical reaction methods and synthetic strategies. While oxidative electrochemistry has been extensively studied in organic synthesis, reductive electrosynthesis in comparison remains substantially underexplored. Recent developments in this area have introduced innovative strategies to enable new transformations and control reaction selectivity. Here, we highlight examples of recent advances in direct reductive electrolysis, indirect reductive electrolysis, and reductive electrophotocatalysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-27
Number of pages11
JournalAldrichimica Acta
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2021

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  • Cathodic reduction
  • Electrocatalysis
  • Electrochemical synthesis
  • Electrolysis
  • Electrophotocatalysis
  • Electroreduction
  • Organic synthesis
  • Radical chemistry
  • Redox mediators
  • Super reductant


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