Recent and Anticipated Development of Industrial Organic Electrochemical Synthesis

  • Manuel M. Baizer


A history of industrial organic electrochemical synthesis could be constructed from existing books (1) and review articles (2). It would show that until relatively recently the efforts put forth to develop this technology did not compare with the massive assaults on other technological problems. It would show sporadic successes and failures rather than smooth progress from era to era. It would show that certain electrochemical processes that were advantageous at the time they were introduced were later replaced by other “conventional” technologies. Since in the non-communist world the preferability of one process over another depends almost exclusively on considerations of economy of production, one must conclude that until the recent past organic electrochemical processes were too expensive compared to alternative processes leading to the same product(s).


Gluconic Acid Furfuryl Alcohol Sebacic Acid Glyoxylic Acid Undivided Cell 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Manuel M. Baizer
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Engineering and Applied ScienceUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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