Flow photochemistry: Old light through new windows

Jonathan P. Knowles, Luke D. Elliott, Kevin I. Booker-Milburn*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Synthetic photochemistry carried out in classic batch reactors has, for over half a century, proved to be a powerful but underutilised technique in general organic synthesis. Recent developments in flow photochemistry have the potential to allow this technique to be applied in a more mainstream setting. This review highlights the use of flow reactors in organic photochemistry, allowing a comparison of the various reactor types to be made.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2025-2052
Number of pages28
JournalBeilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry
Publication statusPublished - 21 Nov 2012


  • Cycloaddition
  • Flow chemistry
  • Photocatalysis
  • Photochemistry
  • Photooxygenation


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