Evolution of neutral organic super-electron-donors and their applications

E Doni, J. A. Murphy

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In recent times, metal-free chemistry has received significant attention due to its inherent qualities and its potential savings in the costs of (i) reagents and (ii) environmental treatments of residues. In this context, recently developed neutral organic electron-donors have shown an ability to perform challenging
reductions that are traditionally the preserve of reactive metals and metal-based complexes, under mild reaction conditions. Hence, this feature article is aimed at describing the evolution of neutral organic super-electron-donors and their rapidly developing applications in electron-transfer reactions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6073-6087
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number46
Early online date25 Mar 2014
Publication statusPublished - 13 May 2014


  • metal-free chemistry
  • neutral organic electron-donors
  • electron-transfer reactions


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