Title: Electrocarboxylation: towards sustainable and efficient synthesis of valuable carboxylic acids
Authors: Matthessen, Roman ×
Fransaer, Jan
Binnemans, Koen
De Vos, Dirk #
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Beilstein-Institut
Series Title: Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry vol:10 pages:2484-500
Abstract: The near-unlimited availability of CO2 has stimulated a growing research effort in creating value-added products from this greenhouse gas. This paper presents the trends on the most important methods used in the electrochemical synthesis of carboxylic acids from carbon dioxide. An overview is given of different substrate groups which form carboxylic acids upon CO2 fixation, including mechanistic considerations. While most work focuses on the electrocarboxylation of substrates with sacrificial anodes, this review considers the possibilities and challenges of implementing other synthetic methodologies. In view of potential industrial application, the choice of reactor setup, electrode type and reaction pathway has a large influence on the sustainability and efficiency of the process.
ISSN: 1860-5397
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis
Surface and Interface Engineered Materials
Molecular Design and Synthesis
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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