June 24, 2014

Electrochemically Generated Organometallic Reagents and Site-​Selective Synthesis on a Microelectrode Array

Moeller, Kevin D.

Organometallics 201433 (18), pp. 4607-4616

A review.  Organometallic reagents and catalysts are powerful tools for site-​selectively modifying the surface of a microelectrode array.  In this context, the reagents or catalysts are generated at the electrodes in the array and then destroyed again in the soln. above the array.  In this way, they can be used to conduct reactions that are confined to the regions of the array immediately surrounding the electrodes used.  In the review presented, this general strategy is applied to a series of organometallic reactions that serve to illustrate the scope of synthetic chem. possible.