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Renewable Resources for Sustainable Metallaelectro-Catalysed C–H Activation

Abstract

The necessity for more sustainable industrial chemical processes has internationally been agreed upon. During the last decade, the scientific community has responded to this urgent need by developing novel sustainable methodologies targeting at molecular transformations that not only produce reduced amounts of byproducts, but also by the use of cleaner and renewable energy sources. A prime example is the electrochemical functionalization of organic molecules, by which toxic and costly chemicals can be replaced by renewable electricity. Unrivalled levels of resource economy can thereby be achieved via the merger of metal-catalzed C–H activation with electrosynthesis. This perspective aims at highlighting the most relevant advances in metallaelectro-catalysed C–H activations, with a particular focus on the use of green solvents and sustianable wind power and solar energy until June 2020.

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Submitted
29 Jun 2020
Accepted
30 Jul 2020
First published
31 Jul 2020

This article is Open Access
All publication charges for this article have been paid for by the Royal Society of Chemistry

Chem. Sci., 2020, Accepted Manuscript
Article type
Perspective

Renewable Resources for Sustainable Metallaelectro-Catalysed C–H Activation

R. C. Samanta, T. H. Meyer, I. Siewert and L. Ackermann, Chem. Sci., 2020, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/D0SC03578E

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