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, R. C. Steinhardt

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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
Issue number45
StatePublished - 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


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