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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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The 21 Must-Read Photochemistry Papers of 2021

The 21 Must-Read Photochemistry Papers of 2021

A belated year in review 2021 At HepatoChem, we had a big year in 2021. We started shipping our new photoreactor the Lucent360™, added members to our team, moved into a new lab space and built out a new manufacturing facility. The year 2022...

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A Standard Ferrioxalate Actinometer Protocol

A Standard Ferrioxalate Actinometer Protocol

Before We Begin... This post is an overview of how we perform a ferrioxalate actinometer protocol to determine photon flux in our various photoreactors. We try to go into as much detail as possible so you can replicate these steps in your own lab...

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Determining Photon Flux Using Actinometry

Determining Photon Flux Using Actinometry

Few scientists who are including photochemical reactions in their synthesis make the actual photon flux known. Yet it is a key component to successfully reproduce published experiments from the scientific literature because of the variety of...

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Evaluating Light Sources in Photochemistry

Evaluating Light Sources in Photochemistry

Light sources used in photochemical reactions are labeled and evaluated in several ways, but none of the corresponding numbers help to better understand how much light is absorbed by the reaction.  This post explains the difference between wattage...

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PhotoReactor Setup

PhotoReactor Setup

Interest in photochemistry has been growing exponentially in recent years. Numerous new applications using visible-light photoredox catalysis have been discovered. These catalytic systems can perform many types of bond formations using various...

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