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The development of organic super electron donors

Zhou, Sheng-Ze and Farwaha, Hardeep and Murphy, John A (2012) The development of organic super electron donors. CHIMIA, 66 (6). pp. 418-424.

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In the past decade, a host of exceptionally strong organic electron donors has been designed and prepared; their redox potentials are more negative than any previous neutral organic donors and extend beyond E1/2 = −1 V vs. the saturated calomel electrode (SCE). Their ability to reduce a wide range of organic functional groups has been demonstrated and this article provides an overview of the main advances in the area and the guiding principles for the design of these reagents.