Photoreactors, LEDs, Accessories & More

Introducing Lucent360

The World’s Most Advanced Photoreactor

What gives us the confidence to make such a bold claim?

The LUCENT360™ patent-pending design provides the most flexibility for parallel, large batch and flow photochemistry.

Reaction vials (0.3, 2, 4, 8 or 20 ml) are immerged in a thermostatic bath controlled via an external heater/ chiller unit, enabling temperature controlled experiment conditions.

Light irradiation is provided by custom, interchangeable and high-powered LED light modules that surround the reaction chamber.  Our multi-light screener enables multiple wavelengths and multiple light intensities, simultaneously.

EvoluChem™ Brand Photoreactors

(US Patent #10,906,022)

PhotoRedOx Box

Our original photoreactor’s patented design is compatible with most vial formats (0.3 ml, 2 ml, 4 ml and 20 ml vials) as well as most stirring plates. A built-in fan keeps the reaction conditions at room temperature.  Several light source options are available.

photoredox duo photoreactor

PhotoRedOx Box Duo

The PhotoRedOx Duo uses the same patented concept as our original photoreactor but doubles the vial capacity and includes an additional reaction chamber. The photoreactor Duo can hold up to 16 vials (2, 4 or 8 ml) and can accommodate a second light source for increased reaction rates of difficult reaction conditions.

Temperature controlled photoreactor

PhotoRedOx Box TC (Temp Controlled)

Also based on our patented design, the TC version, with a standard chiller/heater unit (not included), makes it possible to perform photo-catalytic reactions at controlled temperatures from 0°C to 80°C.

Flow Photoreactor

PhotoRedOx Flow Reactor

Our specially designed flow reactor (meant to be used with our PhotoRedOx Box) enables scaling of photochemistry reactions by significantly increasing surface area.  This flow reactor uses PFA tubing and has volume of 2 ml.

EvoluChem™ Brand LEDs

EvoluChem™ LEDs

EvoluChem™ LEDs are designed specifically for photo-catalytic chemistry applications. They fit all EvoluChem™ PhotoRedox boxes and are designed to irradiate samples with maximum efficiency.

The commercial-grade LED chips are selected for specific wavelengths and are offered at the following levels: 365 nm, 380 nm, 405 nm, 425 nm, 450 nm, 475 nm, 525 nm, 650 nm, 740 nm, and 6200K white.


Our latest addition to the family of EvoluChem™ LEDs is our 650PF (pictured above) which enables red light photochemical reactions.  We also offer 740nm NIR.

We examine several advances in Red Light Photochemistry here.

DX Format LEDs

While most of our LEDs are standard (Par) format, our DX series LEDs are fitted with a more powerful 30W power supply but still fit all EvoluChem™ Photoreactors.


Light Protection

High-powered LED light sources, particularly in the UV spectrum, are known to be damaging to your eyes.  We offer special glasses and safety screens to protect your eyesight during reactions.

We also offer hoods for your vial holders to eliminate light from outside the reaction chamber.

Photoreactor Vial Holders

These holders are designed for our PhotoRedOx Box HCK1006-01-016, our PhotoRedOx DUO HCK1006-01-023, and our PhotoRedOx TC HCK1006-01-025. They are compatible with most vial formats (0.3 ml, 2 ml, 4 ml and 20 ml vials). (Patent Pending)

Setup & Documentation

Scientific Literature

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...