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Utilizing the Lucent360 from screen to scale

Utilizing the Lucent360 from screen to scale

A few weeks ago, we discussed the history of the Lucent360™, our new photoreactor for light and temperatures control for screen to scale, in both batch and flow. This month, we want to share a series of experiments that demonstrate the value...

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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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Multi-Photon Approaches to Synthetic Photochemistry

Multi-Photon Approaches to Synthetic Photochemistry

Multi-photon approaches to synthetic photochemistry expand the potential pathways to create more efficient and potentially safer reaction conditions. Wenger and coworkers recently published a fascinating in-depth review on multi-photon excitation...

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Red Light Applications in Photochemistry

Red Light Applications in Photochemistry

Near-Infrared (NIR) Light Gaining Interest For most of the previous century, photochemistry invoked images of high-powered mercury lamps, intense UV light and classical reactions such as [2+2]-cycloadditions, cyclizations and radical rearrangements...

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Amide Coupling in Medicinal Chemistry

Amide Coupling in Medicinal Chemistry

In recent years, amide coupling has become the most frequently used reaction in medicinal chemistry1.  Found as the backbone of proteins, the amide bond is nominal formed by the condensation of a carboxylic acid and an amine.  Due to a nearly...

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