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Renewable electricity enables green routes to fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals

Murtaza, Ayesha, Qamar, Muhammad Awais, Saleem, Kaynat, Hardwick, Tomas, ul haq, Zia, Shirinfar, Bahareh and Ahmed, Nisar ORCID: 2022. Renewable electricity enables green routes to fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Chemical Record 22 (5) , e202100296. 10.1002/tcr.202100296

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Syntheses of chemicals using renewable electricity and when generating high atom economies are considered green and sustainable processes. In the present state of affairs, electrochemical manufacturing of fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals is not as common place as it could be and therefore, merits more attention. There is also a need to turn attention toward the electrochemical synthesis of valuable chemicals from recyclable greenhouse gases that can accelerate the process of circular economy. CO2 emissions are the major contributor to human-induced global warming. CO2 conversion into chemicals is a valuable application of its utilisation and will contribute to circular economy while maintaining environmental sustainability. Herein, we present an overview of electro-carboxylation, including mechanistic aspects, which forms carboxylic acids using molecular carbon dioxide. We also discuss atom economies of electrochemical fluorination, methoxylation and amide formation reactions.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Chemistry
Additional Information: This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License
Publisher: Chemical Society of Japan
ISSN: 1527-8999
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 21 February 2022
Date of Acceptance: 1 February 2022
Last Modified: 04 May 2023 08:23

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