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

[ Vol. 22 , Issue. 25 ]

Author(s):

Richard Hunter, Sam Josland, Joseph Moore, Duncan Guthrie, Mark J. Robertson and Michael Oelgemöller*   Pages 2501 - 2508 ( 8 )

Abstract:


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.

Affiliation:

College of Science and Engineering, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD 4911, College of Science and Engineering, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD 4911, Vapourtec Ltd., Park Farm Business Centre, Fornham St. Genevieve, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk IP28 6TS, Vapourtec Ltd., Park Farm Business Centre, Fornham St. Genevieve, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk IP28 6TS, College of Science and Engineering, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD 4911, College of Science and Engineering, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD 4911

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