Within the past decade electro-organic synthesis emerged as one of the hottest topics in contemporary organic chemistry. Using electricity as reagent to drive chemical transformations is a very sustainable and attractive method. The avoidance of reagent waste and the ability to use fluctuating electric power provides all prerequisites for electrosynthesis to not only become an indispensable future technology but also a potential disruptive technology. The symposium has covered the whole range of preparative electrosynthesis from mediated electrolysis (in-situ regeneration of reagents), electrolyte control and dehydrogenative coupling to bioelectrochemistry and much more. The major players provided cutting edge overviews of their respective scientific fields at this symposium.
The symposium took place in the Favorite Parkhotel in Mainz near Frankfurt in Germany. The number of participants was limited to 70 including 20 invited speakers and the program has been designed specifically to allow sufficient time for discussions and a stimulating exchange of thoughts and ideas.