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Fundamentals and Applications of Organic Electrochemistry: Synthesis, Materials, Devices

ISBN: 978-1-118-67073-6
240 pages
September 2014
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This textbook is an accessible overview of the broad field of organic electrochemistry, covering the fundamentals and applications of contemporary organic electrochemistry.  The book begins with an introduction to the fundamental aspects of electrode electron transfer and methods for the electrochemical measurement of organic molecules. It then goes on to discuss organic electrosynthesis of molecules and macromolecules, including detailed experimental information for the electrochemical synthesis of organic compounds and conducting polymers. Later chapters highlight new methodology for organic electrochemical synthesis, for example electrolysis in ionic liquids, the application to organic electronic devices such as solar cells and LEDs, and examples of commercialized organic electrode processes. Appendices present useful supplementary information including experimental examples of organic electrosynthesis, and tables of physical data (redox potentials of various organic solvents and organic compounds and physical properties of various organic solvents).
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Table of Contents

About the Authors vii

Preface ix

Introduction xi
Toshio Fuchigami

1 Fundamental Principles of Organic Electrochemistry: Fundamental Aspects of Electrochemistry Dealing with Organic Molecules 1
Mahito Atobe

2 Method for Study of Organic Electrochemistry: Electrochemical Measurements of Organic Molecules 11
Mahito Atobe

3 Methods for Organic Electrosynthesis 33
Toshio Fuchigami

4 Organic Electrode Reactions 45
Toshio Fuchigami

5 Organic Electrosynthesis 83
Toshio Fuchigami and Shinsuke Inagi

6 New Methodology of Organic Electrochemical Synthesis 129
Toshio Fuchigami, Mahito Atobe and Shinsuke Inagi

7 Related Fields of Organic Electrochemistry 187
Shinsuke Inagi and Toshio Fuchigami

8 Examples of Commercialized Organic Electrode Processes 199
Toshio Fuchigami

Appendix A: Examples of Organic Electrosynthesis 209

Appendix B: Tables of Physical Data 217

Index 223

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