Accelerating reactions and streamlining synthesis

Photochemistry in flow

Photochemistry is a powerful field within organic chemistry that explores the reactions and transformations initiated by light. One notable example is the widely-studied Minisci reaction, which offers a particularly valuable approach for creating new C(sp2)-C(sp3) bonds. However, traditional batch procedures often suffer from lengthy reaction times.

Fortunately, the emergence of continuous flow technology has revolutionized the field of photochemistry. By employing flow reactors, we can significantly accelerate photochemical reactions, enabling faster synthesis processes and streamlined workflows. Moreover, with careful planning, multiple synthetic steps can be seamlessly merged into a single continuous flow sequence, resulting in higher overall yields and increased efficiency.

At ThalesNano, we embrace the power of photochemistry and continuous flow technology to unlock new possibilities in synthesis. Our cutting-edge solutions enable researchers and chemists to harness the benefits of photochemical transformations, achieving remarkable results with enhanced speed, efficiency, and productivity.

The PhotoCube

The PhotoCube is a pioneering multi-wavelength instrument designed for advanced photochemical applications. Its versatile design allows for diverse configurations, catering to batch and flow photochemical reactions. With options for multicolor and UV LEDs, you can harness up to 7 wavelengths and white light, simultaneously or individually. Our range of system configurations ensures complete customization of the reactor, empowering you to tailor it to your specific needs.

Read our application note

Our application note dives into the world of continuous flow photochemistry, showcasing the seamless integration of multiple synthetic steps into a single reaction sequence. Discover how the PhotoCube enables rapid and efficient C(sp2)-C(sp3) bond formation, revolutionizing the synthesis process.

Read related publications

Discover research and scientific publications utilizing the PhotoCube. Dive into our collection of articles, showcasing the remarkable applications and innovations achieved through photochemistry.

Zhang, M. et al.; Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering, 2023, 39, 100897

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Sivo, A. et al.; ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2023, 11(13), 5284–5292

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