Continuous-flow photochemistry made easy with Vapourtec’s photoreactor series

Oelgemoeller, Michael, and Guthrie, Duncan (2020) Continuous-flow photochemistry made easy with Vapourtec’s photoreactor series. EPA Newsletters, 97. pp. 38-42.

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In March 2014, Vapourtec launched its UV-150 photochemical reactor. Since its introduction, additional accessories and features have been continuously released, which have made this device family suitable for a wide range of photochemical applications. Subsequently, the systems have been rapidly adopted by the academic and industrial communities and have been featured in over 75 publications. The photoreactor series developed by Vapourtec Ltd has been successfully applied to a wide range of homogeneous and heterogeneous (gas-liquid, solid-liquid or gas-liquid-solid) photoreactions. Optimization of reaction conditions (e.g. concentrations, wavelengths, light power or temperature) is rapidly achieved using small reagent volumes. Scale-up is then simply conducted by continuous operation over longer periods of time using larger stock solutions of reagents. In contrast to other commercial flow devices that are based entirely on LED light-sources, the UV-150 module allows photochemical investigations in the important UVC- and UVB-ranges. The simple interlock design of the individual components also permits an easy modification of the reactor system based on experimental requirements. Likewise, the unique tandem option readily facilitates in-series photochemical-thermal operations in the same continuous-flow in a single compact device (‘telescoping’).

Item ID: 62375
Item Type: Article (Non-Refereed Research)
ISSN: 1011-4246
Keywords: continuous-flow photochemistry; continuous-flow reactor; organic photochemistry
Copyright Information: © 2020 CNRS, Paris.
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Funders: Australian Research Council (ARC), James Cook University (JCU)
Projects and Grants: ARC DP130100794, JCU RIBG 2014
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2020 23:58
FoR Codes: 03 CHEMICAL SCIENCES > 0305 Organic Chemistry > 030503 Organic Chemical Synthesis @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970103 Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences @ 100%
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