Rapid Photochemical Reaction Studies under Continuous-flow Conditions in the Vapourtec UV-150 Reactor - A Technical Note

Author(s): Richard Hunter, Sam Josland, Joseph Moore, Duncan Guthrie, Mark J. Robertson, Michael Oelgemöller*

Journal Name: Current Organic Chemistry

Volume 22 , Issue 25 , 2018

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Five different model reactions (photodecarboxylation, inter- and intramolecular [2+2] cycloadditions, TiO2 photocatalytic reduction and type II photooxygenation) were investigated in the advanced Vapourtec UV-150 photo reactor with their conversion and throughput potentials reported. Compared to known batch reactions in laboratory reactors, significantly higher calculated productivities were achieved despite a rather small 10 mL reactor coil. The device enables rapid, convenient, reliable and reproducible flow photochemistry studies across the entire wavelengths spectrum and on flexible scales.

Keywords: Photochemistry, flow chemistry, capillary reactor, photodecarboxylation, photocycloaddition, TiO2 photocatalysis, photooxygenation.

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Year: 2018
Published on: 08 November, 2018
Page: [2501 - 2508]
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.2174/1385272822666181109103342

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