Synthetic electrochemistry

Prof. Kevin Lam, University of Greenwich
Prof. Shinsuke Inagi, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Organic electrosynthesis is experiencing a renaissance in both academia and industry. This resurgence is driven by advances in electrochemical methodologies, sustainability imperatives and interdisciplinary collaborations in academia. At the same time, industry is recognising the efficiency and environmental friendliness of electrochemical processes.

Editing a thematic issue of the Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry at this time is crucial to capture this momentum, highlight challenges and showcase synergies between academia and industry. The thematic issue will serve as a nexus for the dissemination of breakthrough research and practical applications, accelerating the momentum of the organic electrosynthesis renaissance.

In this thematic issue, we will cover the novel concepts and the latest developments in electrosynthesis, including (but not limited to) synthetic electrocatalysis and mechanistic studies using analytic electrochemical methods.

Submission deadline: July 15, 2024

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1-Butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate as suitable solvent for BF3: the case of alkyne hydration. Chemistry vs electrochemistry

  • Marta David,
  • Elisa Galli,
  • Richard C. D. Brown,
  • Marta Feroci,
  • Fabrizio Vetica and
  • Martina Bortolami

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2023, 19, 1966–1981, doi:10.3762/bjoc.19.147

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Published 28 Dec 2023

Additive-controlled chemoselective inter-/intramolecular hydroamination via electrochemical PCET process

  • Kazuhiro Okamoto,
  • Naoki Shida and
  • Mahito Atobe

Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2024, 20, 264–271, doi:10.3762/bjoc.20.27

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Published 12 Feb 2024
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