Electrochemical methods have been proposed for synthesis of organic compounds, including conversion of CO2. Such methods may provide a basis for environmentally friendly and sustainable methods for chemical production. Nevertheless, electrochemical syntheses are not widely utilized. Several examples of ongoing research are presented that illustrate both the opportunities as well as the challenges associated with the utilization of electrochemistry for green chemical manufacturing.
Published in Pure and Applied Chemistry, Volume 73, Issue 8, 2001, pages 1305-1308.
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Matthews, M. A. (2001). Green Electrochemistry. Examples and Challenges. Pure and Applied Chemistry, 73 (8), 1305-1308. http://dx.doi.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.1351/pac200173081305