Electrochemical methods and their use in the synthetic laboratory are introduced in this book. It covers the major organic electrochemical pathways of synthetic interest, supported by lesser coverage of mechanisms. For each functional group covered, the essential features of its electrochemical behavior are outlined, including the presumed intermediates. This second edition has been revised, covering the literature through early 1988, and presents useful electrochemical reactions superior to, and, in some cases, without counterparts in, conventional chemical methods. The volume should be beneficial to synthetic organic chemists, organic electrochemists and graduate chemists.