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Pure Appl. Chem. Vol.
73, No. 8, pp. 1305-1308 (2001)
Pure and Applied
Vol. 73, Issue
Green electrochemistry. Examples and challenges*
Michael A. Matthews
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of South
Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina 29208, USA
Abstract: 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.
*Lecture presented at the IUPAC CHEMRAWN
XIV Conference on Green Chemistry:Toward Environmentally Benign Processes
and Products, Boulder,Colorado, USA, 9-13 June 2001. Other presentations
are published in this issue, pp.1229 1330.
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