Use of Electrochemistry to Provide Efficient SmI<sub>2</sub> Catalytic System for Coupling Reactions.

Samarium metal has been used for the first time as electrode material to perform as an efficient and versatile SmI<sub>2</sub> catalytic system assisted by electrochemistry. The established electrocatalytic procedure that excludes any metal additives was successfully applied in various transformations mediated by this useful reagent.