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Special Issue "Electrocatalysis/Photocatalysis in Organic Synthesis"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Electrochemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2023 | Viewed by 145

Special Issue Editors

Centro de Química Estrutural e Departamento de Engenharia Química, Institute of Molecular Sciences, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: green chemistry; innovative product design; sustainable processes; functionalized materials (in particular, involving C-scorpionates); catalysis (homogeneous, supported or nano- catalysis); electrochemistry
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Wuttig Research Group, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
Interests: electrocatalysis; photocatalysis; molecule catalysts; carbon-carbon bond formation; porphyrin

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue is focused on photochemical and electrochemical applications for organic synthesis. Chemical bond formation and breaking in the presence of photo-/electrocatalysts enable the green transformation of organic molecules under sustainable and mild conditions. Over the past decade, challenging bond formations, including cross-coupling reactions, (de)halogenation, and atom insertion/deletion, have been achieved via such methods. Various classes of homogeneous and heterogenous catalysts are developed for selective and robust catalysis with different substrates under quite diverse environments. However, further investigation is still required to solve critical issues, such as back-electron transfer, inactive chemical bonds, the energy-transformation rate, and the scaling up of reactions. Under these circumstances, this Special Issue welcomes all kinds of original works, including, but not limited to, the design/selection of electro-/photocatalysts, expanding the tolerance of reactions, and the exploration of reaction mechanisms. 

Prof. Dr. Luísa Margarida Martins
Dr. Qiucheng Chen
Guest Editors

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  • photocatalysts
  • electrocatalysts
  • organic synthesis

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