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Photocatalytic Deconstruction of Polystyrene
What if we could shine a blue LED on our 8 billion tons of plastic waste and get back a valuable chemical feedstock? Click to read about the Reisner group’s work looking at tackling this problem.
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
Comparing Commercial Photoreactors
How should we compare commercial photoreactors? Or better yet, how do we discuss the important details of a photochemical reaction?
Introducing the Lucent360
The Lucent360’s flexible design gives you the best options to learn everything you need to know to take your photochemical reactions from screen to scale.
Photochemistry of earth-abundant metals
A recurring theme in our recent articles: there isn’t enough iridium or ruthenium in the earth’s crust to do all the photochemistry we’d like to do at scale.
The Attack of the Photocatalytic Microrobots!
Self-propelled autonomous microrobots that can swim through mazes to seek and destroy microplastics? Read on…
Using Multiphoton Excitation To Generate Potent Photooxidants
Our review of a recent Wickens paper describing the formation of powerful new photooxidants through a mechanism of multiphoton excitation.
HepatoChem US Patent Announced
This patented technology is game-changing for our field of focus and its efficiencies and precision will streamline research and the development of novel therapies.
Potpourri Catalysis – Fascinating Photoredox Chemistry With Organic Dyes
Add dried flower petals to your photochemistry reaction? This group did. Their paper on photoredox chemistry with organic dyes is brilliant.
Do You Know How They Make That Color For Your LED Light Source?
How They Make That Color For Your LED Everyone reading this probably knows what metals, ligands and other reagents are in the reaction that is currently stirring under their hood. And as chemists, we can often be annoyingly particular about...