Photocatalysis for Organic Synthesis

Lead Research Organisation: Queen's University of Belfast
Department Name: Sch of Chemistry and Chemical Eng


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Related Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Award Value
EP/I003800/1 30/09/2010 01/03/2011 £131,283
EP/I003800/2 Transfer EP/I003800/1 01/03/2011 30/03/2014 £120,774
Description Coating an nmr tube with a highly active photocatalyst has enabled us to study a wide range of photocatalytic reactions both in and ex situ.
Exploitation Route The rapid screening process developed in our project is likely to transform screening procedures for photocatalysed organic synthetic reactions as well as mechanistic studies of such.
Sectors Chemicals

Description Our work has contributed significantly to the use of photocatalysis as a tool for promoting photocatalytic processes. In particular, the use of a photocatalyst-coated nmr tube has helped speed up the assessment time and enabled rapid reaction screening.
First Year Of Impact 2011
Sector Chemicals
Impact Types Economic