Organic Electrochemistry Virtual Short Course

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Prof. Shannon S. Stahl

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Prof. Mohammad Rafiee

University of Missouri-Kansas City

Course Description:

This three-day virtual course is designed to provide an introduction to the theory and practice of organic electrochemistry. The first two days will consist of lecture presentations, covering theory and applications of organic electrochemistry. The final day will consist of additional lecture content, in addition to laboratory demonstrations of bulk electrolysis/electrosynthesis and analytical electrochemistry techniques. The lecture/lab portions will take place from 9 am – 12 pm CST each day, and will be followed by a one hour question-and-answer and discussion session each day of lectures. This event seeks to create a community experience fostering connections that will extend beyond the course and promote broader use of electrochemistry by organic chemists.

Lecture Topics
Introduction to Organic Electrochemistry
Principles of Electron Transfer
• Thermodynamic Considerations and Cyclic Voltammetry
Electrochemical Synthesis
• Bulk Electrolysis and Practical Considerations
Analytical Techniques for Mechanistic Insight
Applications of Organic Electrochemistry – Direct Electrolysis Reactions
• Shono Oxidation, “Cation Pool”, Radical Alkene and Arene Functionalization, Electrochemically Generated Radical Addition Reactions, Heteroatom-Heteroatom Bond Formation
Applications of Organic Electrochemistry – Indirect Electrolysis Reactions
• Electron Transfer Mediators, Electron-Proton-Transfer Mediators, Halide Mediators, Organometallic Electrochemistry and “Electrocatalysis”

Practical Laboratory Exercises
Cyclic Voltammetry and Electroanalytical Studies
Bulk Electrolysis Reactions

Registration costs:
Graduate Students/Postdocs $90
Faculty/Instructors $250
Industry $490

Each participant will receive a pdf copy of the lecture slides.
If the cost of the course represents a hardship, or you are a member of a research group with five or more people interested in attending, please contact the course instructor/course coordinator at