Advances on the Merger of Electrochemistry and Transition Metal Catalysis for Organic Synthesis

Christian A. Malapit, Matthew B. Prater, Jaime R. Cabrera-Pardo, Min Li, Tammy D. Pham, Timothy Patrick McFadden, Skylar Blank, Shelley D. Minteer*

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Synthetic organic electrosynthesis has grown in the past few decades by achieving many valuable transformations for synthetic chemists. Although electrocatalysis has been popular for improving selectivity and efficiency in a wide variety of energy-related applications, in the last two decades, there has been much interest in electrocatalysis to develop conceptually novel transformations, selective functionalization, and sustainable reactions. This review discusses recent advances in the combination of electrochemistry and homogeneous transition-metal catalysis for organic synthesis. The enabling transformations, synthetic applications, and mechanistic studies are presented alongside advantages as well as future directions to address the challenges of metal-catalyzed electrosynthesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3180-3218
Number of pages39
JournalChemical Reviews
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 9 2022
Externally publishedYes

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