Finland, Jyväskylä

Electroorganic Synthesis

when 12 August 2019 - 14 August 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC

The course will provide a good overview what is synthetically feasible by electrosynthesis and how getting started in this sustainable synthesis method. The seminar series covers basic knowledge about electron transfer, suitable electrode materials, electrolytes, cell geometries, modes of operation, synthetic tricks and first steps in this method. General concepts of electrochemistry will be treated. The transformations are structured in anodic and cathodic conversions. Besides the installation or conversion of chemical functions by reduction and oxidation, the use of radical cascades will be outlined as well. Electrosynthesis of complex compounds, such as natural products and modern concepts underline the power of this methodology. Electro-organic synthesis at industrial scale is part of this course as well.

Course leader

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Siegfried R. Waldvogel, (Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany)
Coordinator: Dr. Toni T. Metsänen (University of Jyväskylä)

Target group

Jyväskylä Summer School offers courses to advanced Master's students, graduate students, and post-docs from the field of Mathematics and Science and Information Technology.

Prerequisites: MSc or last-year MSc student in chemistry or equivalent

Course aim

Learning outcomes: The attendees will be enabled within this course to have a cutting edge overview about this vividly developing field. The focus will be strongly value-added compounds. The participants will be then able to decide if electrosynthesis might be applied, how to start and what parameters have to be chosen. Additionally, they should be familiar with the contemporary strategies of electrosynthetic screening and how to set up an electrosynthetic lab.

Fee info

EUR 0: Participation in the Summer School courses is free of charge, but students are responsible for covering their own meals, accommodation and travel costs as well as possible visa costs.


Jyväskylä Summer School is not able to grant Summer School students financial support.