2018 Volume 86 Issue 6 Pages 298-302
Reactive species generated by the oxidation and reduction of organic compounds are generally unstable. To utilize the reactive species as intermediates for organic synthesis and functional materials, it is crucial how to treat them. In this headline, electrochemical reactions utilizing stabilized reactive cations, which enabled benzylic C–H/aromatic C–H cross-coupling, aromatic C–H/C–H cross-coupling, and aromatic C–H amination are demonstrated. Furthermore, energy storage materials utilizing stabilized anions, which enabled to develop organic materials for lithium-ion batteries with high voltage of ca. 3 V and solvent-free redox flow batteries with high energy density, are demonstrated. These studies show the usefulness of stabilized reactive species.