Flow photochemistry – a tool for sustainable syntheses that can make a difference

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Fraunhofer IMM

In the Business Unit CHEMISTRY, we focus on improving chemical production processes in terms of product properties, efficiency, sustainability and safety.

We develop, design and manufacture milli- and microstructured flow reactors and mixers from laboratory to industrial scale, which are optimally adapted to the respective process or application.

https://s.fhg.de/imm-division-chemistry

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Dr. Thomas Rehm

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Flow photochemistry – a tool for sustainable syntheses that can make a difference

Photochemical transformations of molecular building blocks have become an important and widely recognized research field with industrial relevance in the past decade. Detailed and deep understanding of novel photochemical catalysts and reaction concepts with visible light as the energy source has enabled a broad application portfolio for synthetic organic chemistry. In parallel, continuous-flow chemistry and microreaction technology have become the basis for thinking and doing chemistry in a novel fashion with clear focus on improved process control for higher conversion and selectivity. As can be seen by the large number of scientific publications on flow photochemistry in the recent past, both research topics have found each other as exceptionally well-suited counterparts with high synergy by combining chemistry and technology and can make a difference for further application-oriented developments.

In this webinar, we present the relevant basics about flow photochemistry and show Fraunhofer IMM’s technological approach for C-C coupling reactions via light-induced diazonium salt conversion in continuous flow reactors. In addition, photochemical-assisted biocatalysis will be introduced briefly as a new trend for the synergistic combination of photochemistry with another type of catalysis under very mild conditions.

We will conclude our webinar by showing you ways in which you as a partner can benefit from with our experience as an applied research and development institution.

The presentations will be held in English.

If you have any questions, please contact events@imm.fraunhofer.de.

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