Merging Photochemistry with Electrochemistry in Organic Synthesis
Photochemistry and electrochemistry are two powerful tools in organic synthesis as reflected by recent resurgence of both research areas. Despite the impressive advances achieved so far, both synthetic technologies suffer from their innate disadvantages. The constructive merger of photochemistry and electrochemistry, therefore, is capable to fill their flaws by whose advantages respectively so that novel reaction pathways unavailable with individual methods could be envisioned. This Highlight article describes the recent breakthroughs of this promising concept of merging photochemistry with electrochemistry in organic synthesis.