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The Double Role of Ionic Liquids in Electroorganic Synthesis: Green Solvents and Precursors of N-Heterocyclic Carbenes

[ Vol. 9 , Issue. 1 ]


Marta Feroci, Monica Orsini, Leucio Rossi and Achille Inesi   Pages 40 - 52 ( 13 )


Frequently, in spite of the use of a green reagent (the electron), the electrochemical methodologies are unable, owing to the presence of VOCs-supporting electrolytes solutions, to suggest very eco-friendly and competitive procedures of organic synthesis. In this paper, the possible utilization of room temperature ionic liquids, RTILs, as environmental-friendly solvents, instead of volatile and toxic solvents VOCs containing massive quantities of supporting electrolytes, has been reported. In addition, some new procedures of electroorganic synthesis, concerning the double role of RTILs as green solvents and precursors of electrogenerated N-heterocyclic carbenes (as organocatalysts and bases) have been emphasized.


Green chemistry, room temperature ionic liquids, N-heterocyclic carbenes, organocatalysts, electroorganic synthesis, VOCs-supporting electrolytes, ELECTROORGANIC, stereoselectivity, chemoselectivity, energy efficiency, tetrahydrofuran


Department of Foundamental and Applied Sciences for Engineering (SBAI), Sapienza University of Rome, via Castro Laurenziano, 7 I-00161 Rome, Italy.

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