A Small Footprint, High Capacity Flow Reactor for UV Photochemical Synthesis on the Kilogram Scale

Luke Elliott, Malcolm B. Berry, Bashir Harji, David Klauber, John Leonard, Kevin Booker-Milburn

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Abstract

The development of a highly compact and powerful reactor for synthetic organic photochemistry is described enabling a 10-fold reduction in reaction times, with up to 30% more power efficiency than previous fluorinated ethylene propylene tube reactors. Two reactions gave over 1 kg of product in 24 h. Two other reactions had productivities of 4 and 8 kg in 24 h. The reactor consists of a succession of quartz tubes connected together in series and arranged axially around a variable power mercury lamp. This compact and relatively simple device can be safely operated in a standard fumehood.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1806-1811
Number of pages6
JournalOrganic Process Research & Development
Volume20
Issue number10
Early online date15 Sep 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Oct 2016

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