Unlocking photochemistry in flow

Photocatalysis is a valuable synthetic tool for providing access to reaction pathways which would normally prove problematic

Developed by Asynt, in conjunction with the University of Leeds, the fReactor Photo Flow provides an easy-to-use, powerful platform for scientists looking to explore photochemistry in flow chemistry applications.

Photocatalysis is a valuable synthetic tool for providing access to reaction pathways which would normally prove problematic or require multi-step synthetic routes using classical thermal or chemical activation methods. Synthetic organic chemists have traditionally shied away from photochemistry because of safety concerns around ionising UV light, and complex equipment.

Specifically designed for ease of use and high safety, the fReactor Photo Flow delivers the key advantages of flow photochemical reactors, including consistent light flux, controlled exposure times and precise temperature control.

Asynt's fReactor platform offers an affordable entry point into flow chemistry. Integrating the efficiency of pipe-flow processing with the advanced mixing of 5 continuous stirred tank reactors (CSTR), fReactor delivers a ‘plug-and-flow’ setup suitable for multiphasic reactions, allowing chemists to easily explore continuous-flow processing.

Installation of each module is straight forward. By placing the module over the required fReactor cell, the Photo Flow simply clips quickly into position. Users can choose how many Photo Flow modules to use on a fReactor base platform, from one to five. All five modules can be powered from a single power supply using an optional splitter lead.

This addition to the Asynt fReactor Flow Chemistry platform has been launched with two high power LED wavelengths options (450nm / Blue and 365nm / UV) to suit most photochemical activation requirements. Alternative excitation wavelength options are available upon request.

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