Photon upconversion for the enhancement of microfluidic photochemical synthesis

M. Wu, B. A. Moser, T. M. Steeves, A. Figueroa, B. M. Wallace, S. T. Kim, A. P. Esser-Kahn, Rachel Steinhardt

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Abstract

Photochemical transformations are greatly improved in yield by fluidic reactor technology. However, the delivery of synthetically-active light to the reactants is a challenge. Here, we use upconversion in a bio-inspired microreactor to augment the flux of critical wavelengths of light. This new technology increased of a model reaction by converting a greater portion of sunlight to photochemically-available photons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)26172-26175
Number of pages4
JournalRSC Advances
Volume9
Issue number45
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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    Wu, M., Moser, B. A., Steeves, T. M., Figueroa, A., Wallace, B. M., Kim, S. T., Esser-Kahn, A. P., & Steinhardt, R. (2019). Photon upconversion for the enhancement of microfluidic photochemical synthesis. RSC Advances, 9(45), 26172-26175. https://doi.org/10.1039/c9ra03468d