A Collection of Experimental Standard Procedures in Synthetic Photochemistry

Griesbeck, Axel, and Oelgemoeller, Michael (2023) A Collection of Experimental Standard Procedures in Synthetic Photochemistry. Chemistry International, 45 (1). pp. 24-26.

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Photochemistry has seen a remarkable renaissance in synthetic organic chemistry with numerous new methodologies and protocols in the scientific literature. As a result, photons have been declared a 21st century reagent [1]. Despite this encouraging development, photochemical processes have a longstanding reputation of being complicated, irreproducible, or unreliable. Likewise, the determination of photochemical reaction mechanisms is challenging, as for example expressed by Davidson as early as 1957: “Photochemistry is like a jealous, proud mistress. She demands years of devotion and constant attention of her admirers before she reveals her secrets and bestows her favors.” [2]. These persistent misconceptions may be linked to the unique experimental requirements of photochemical reactions (reagents, solvents and equipment) and the unconventional underlying photophysical processes involved. These are commonly insufficiently or poorly described in the scientific literature, contributing to the ‘irreproducibility image’ of synthetic photochemistry.

Item ID: 77312
Item Type: Article (Non-Refereed Research)
ISSN: 1365-2192
Keywords: photochemistry; photochemical reactor; photochemical technology
Copyright Information: © Walter de Gruyter GmbH 2023.
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2023 00:11
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