Electrocatalysis for Organic Electrosynthesis
University of Utah, Department of Chemistry
Organic electrosynthesis has become heavily researched in recent years due to a desire for more sustainable and greener organic synthesis methods. However, electrosynthesis frequently has challenges with selectivity. This talk will detail the design of bioelectrocatalytic systems for organic electrosynthesis with a focus on improving the selectivity and efficiency of electrosynthesis systems. Specifically, the talk will describe bioelectrocatalytic systems for C-H activation and chiral synthesis. It will discuss both materials design of electrodes and enzyme design for electrochemistry, but also discuss strategies for im- proving performance of bioelectroatalytic systems using bi-phasic electrochemical systems.