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Issue 33, 2020
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Renewable resources for sustainable metallaelectro-catalysed C–H activation

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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 targeted 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-catalyzed 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 sustainable wind power and solar energy until June 2020.

Graphical abstract: Renewable resources for sustainable metallaelectro-catalysed C–H activation

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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., 2020,11, 8657-8670
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, 11, 8657
DOI: 10.1039/D0SC03578E

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