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Photocatalysis in Seawater

Photocatalysis in Seawater

Seawater: It’s abundant, messy, contains salts, microorganisms, biomass, organic and inorganic pollutants (and microplastics) and might just be a great solvent for generating hydrogen peroxide with visible light photocatalysis

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Comparing Commercial Photoreactors

Comparing Commercial Photoreactors

When is an apple an apple or when is it an orange? How should we compare commercial photoreactors?  Or better yet, how do we discuss the important details of a photochemical reaction?  Answering this question is at the heart of reproducing...

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Introducing the Lucent360 TM

Introducing the Lucent360 TM

A Brief History of a PhotoReactor We write from time to time here about the topics that we find interesting or humorous in the photoredox, visible-light photocatalysis and photochemical literature (or whichever term you might like best to describe...

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Photochemistry of earth-abundant metals

Photochemistry of earth-abundant metals

A recurring theme for many of our articles over the last few months is that there just isn’t enough iridium or ruthenium in the earth’s crust to do all of the photochemistry that we would like to perform at scale. Due to cost and the scarcity of...

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The Attack of the Photocatalytic Microrobots!

The Attack of the Photocatalytic Microrobots!

The attack of the photocatalytic microrobots! We have intended to write a bit about visible-light decomposition of contaminants for a while... so what better entry into the topic than a story about self-propelled autonomous microrobots that can...

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The 20 Must Read Photochemistry Papers from 2020

The 20 Must Read Photochemistry Papers from 2020

Year in review 2020.  Let’s all agree to not look back.  20 papers for 2020 As the year comes to the close, we thought it was time to have a little fun and look back at the year in photochemistry.  2020 was a big year for us at HepatoChem under...

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