Kathiravan Suppan
KOB Research Seminar

Electrochemical C-H Activation: A Paradigm Shift in Sustainable Synthesis

Welcome to a lecture within the Department of Chemistry and Biomedical Sciences.


Kathiravan Suppan, researcher, Department of Chemistry and Biomedical Sciences, Linnaeus University


"Electrochemical C-H Activation: A Paradigm Shift in Sustainable Synthesis"


Electrochemical C-H activation represents a groundbreaking approach in the realm of synthetic chemistry. This presentation explores the transformative potential of electrochemical methods for the direct functionalization of C-H bonds, offering a more sustainable and efficient path to the synthesis of valuable organic compounds. Traditional chemical methods often involve the use of hazardous reagents, high temperatures, and the generation of significant waste. Electrochemical C-H activation, in contrast, leverages electricity as a clean and green reagent, enabling selective C-H bond cleavage and subsequent functionalization. In this presentation, we will delve into fundamental principles, explore its various applications, and examine its alignment with green chemistry principles, address existing challenges, and project future prospects. Together, these facets reveal how electrochemical C-H activation has the potential to revolutionize the field of synthetic chemistry, providing a greener and more sustainable pathway for chemical synthesis.  

Time and date

13 October 2023 at 2.30-3.30 pm


Room Umbra, Building Culmen, Kalmar. 

It is only possible to follow the seminar on site in room Umbra.