Quartz Vials

These quartz vials come with solid caps. They are designed to performed UV photochemistry. The Lucent360 is a ideal photoreactor to study UV chemistry.

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photoredox organocatalysis
Searching for the origin of life with a 365nm LED (with Photoredox Organocatalysis)

Mmm… What’s in the Soup? How did life begin? Were the first catalysts, photocatalysts? Read about the recent account by Oliver Trapp and coworkers on their work at prebiotic photoredox organocatalysis.

Photochemical methods for isotopic labeling
Hot for HAT and HAT for HOT (labels): Photochemical methods for isotopic labeling

Photochemical methods for isotopic labeling connect two favorite interests: drug metabolism and photochemistry. Isotope labeled drugs are critical in ADME studies, imaging, and radiolabeled ligand binding studies…

Summer Beach Reads

Here is a midyear recap of photochemistry papers that we thought were the best, funniest, oddest, most interesting, or downright unexpected so far this year.

nucleic acid chemistry and sequencing epigenetic modifications
Shining a Light on DNA Sequencing

This month we highlight recent work of several students from the Balasubramanian Lab at the University of Cambridge using EvoluChem Photoredox Boxes in their graduate studies.

Fenton Boat Photocatalysis: An Adventure with Iron and Wood

Photocatalysis with iron and wood? Fenton Boats? Stick around and we’ll explain—And show you a video of a photocatalyst boat!

Choose Your Own Adventure (with photoinduced cross-coupling)

At first we decided to summarize the Ni cross-coupling photocatalysis literature in a short review—But we quickly realized that’s a terrible idea. Instead, we took on the much more enjoyable task and screen this chemistry with the Lucent360.

Photochemistry Surprises!!!

Featuring a project where “hey that’s weird & very wrong” turns into something fantastic: Bold decisions, stubbornness & ingenuity result in a new opportunity.

A Photochemistry Year in Review 2022

Here is our list of the 22 photochemistry papers that we thought were the best, funniest, oddest, most interesting, or downright unexpected of 2022.

Lucent360 Customized Reaction Screenings

Learn how to streamline with Lucent360 customized reaction screenings and save on time & setups when matching optimal wavelength to a photocatalyst.

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
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