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Electrifying green synthesis: recent advances in electrochemical annulation reactions

Martins, Guilherme M., Zimmer, Geórgia C., Mendes, Samuel R. and Ahmed, Nisar ORCID: 2020. Electrifying green synthesis: recent advances in electrochemical annulation reactions. Green Chemistry 22 (15) , pp. 4849-4870. 10.1039/D0GC01324B

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Electricity originating from renewable resources can be used for highly sustainable and economically attractive applications. With electrons as the mass-free reagent, the use of a stoichiometric amount of oxidants in annulation reactions can be avoided, thereby eliminating the production of waste. Considered as a modern reaction configuration, the availability of electrochemical methods is expanding synthetic applications in the field of organic chemistry. Electrochemical transformations possess many benefits over traditional reagent-based methodologies, such as high functional group tolerance, mild conditions, easy scale up setup, high yields and selective transformations. In this review, we targeted electrochemical annulation reactions involving mediators and mediator-free conditions with generation of new C–C, C–heteroatom and heteroatom–heteroatom bonds, their mechanistic insights, as well as the reactivity of substrates. We also explain the recent use of sacrificial electrodes in annulation reactions.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Chemistry
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISSN: 1463-9262
Funders: Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions COFUND Early Career Fellowship, EPSRC
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 26 October 2020
Date of Acceptance: 30 June 2020
Last Modified: 05 May 2023 20:58

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