Applications of continuous-flow photochemistry in organic synthesis, material science, and water treatment

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Cambié, D., Bottecchia, C., Straathof, N.J.W., Hessel, V. & Noël, T. (2016). Applications of continuous-flow photochemistry in organic synthesis, material science, and water treatment. Chemical Reviews, 116(17), 10276-10341. In Scopus Cited 33 times.

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Continuous-flow photochemistry in microreactors receives a lot of attention from researchers in academia and industry as this technology provides reduced reaction times, higher selectivities, straightforward scalability, and the possibility to safely use hazardous intermediates and gaseous reactants. In this review, an up-to-date overview is given of photochemical transformations in continuous-flow reactors, including applications in organic synthesis, material science, and water treatment. In addition, the advantages of continuous-flow photochemistry are pointed out and a thorough comparison with batch processing is presented.