Background: Cascade reactions are well-known as powerful process to design complex molecular
structures from simple and cheap starting compounds by using two or more reactions in a single consecutive
transformation. These reactions, forming a number of bonds by one operation, are useful for the creation of
polycyclic and spirocyclic compounds. Thus, cascade reactions play important role in modern organic chemistry.
The importance of cascade reactions are based not only on contemporary demands for more efficient and
less labour-consuming methodologies for the synthesis of pharmaceuticals and other fine chemicals, but also
from growing necessity to coincide the modern environmental demands. The development of electrosynthesis
during last few decades have created a lot of important synthetic methodologies in the field of modern organic
synthesis. Electroorganic synthesis is known as an environmentally benign methodology for many redox processes,
since utilization of reagents with expressed toxicity are substituted by electric current, and the quantity
of waste thus, tends to be considerably diminished. The electrochemical step is often only the first reaction in
complex multi-step process, but it plays important role in producing starting reactive intermediates. Thus, organic
electrochemistry offers remarkable alternatives to usual organic synthetic methods and creates a modern
tool for carrying out organic synthesis.
Objective: The review deals with the last trends of the application of electrochemical methods to start the assembling
of heterocyclic compounds by cascade reactions.
Keywords: Electrochemical synthesis, heterocycles, cascade reactions, cathodic processes, anodic processes, paired electrosynthesis,
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