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Organic synthesis is well established in industrial production of fine and bulk chemicals. Many organic reactions are coupled with electron transfer steps. Accordingly, the application of electrochemical methods enabling a controlled electron transfer is advantageous for organic synthesis. Most prominent example of a commercialized electrolytic process is the electrohydrodimerization of acrylonitrile.
However, the electrochemical option is rarely used for industrial-scale production of organic chemicals. What are the reasons? The need for special electrochemical equipment, the cost structure of electrosynthesis, and the mostly unknown or only re-luctantly published developments in electroorganic synthesis are some reasons.
This workshop gives an overview of electroorganic synthesis, the possibilities and the limitations. In addition new results in study of electron transfer mechanisms and bioelectrocatalysis are presented. The workshop is open for chemists and engineers from industry and academia engaged in organic synthesis.
We are looking forward to welcoming you in Frankfurt am Main.
Rudolf Holze, Chemnitz University of Technology
Klaus-Michael Mangold, DECHEMA e.V., Frankfurt am Main
Katharina Häusler, DECHEMA e.V., Frankfurt am Main
Organized by DECHEMA and GDCh