Photochemistry at Scale: Wireless Light Emitters Drive Sustainability in Process Research & Development

B. O. Burek, H. T. Duong, K. Hochradel, A. Sutor, M. Rupp, E. K. Heilmann, K. Lovis, J. Z. Bloh

EurJOC (2021) accepted doi:10.1002/ejoc.202101180



Our study demonstrates a seamless scale-up of photochemical C−C-cross-couplings of aryls and alkyls via dual Ir/Ni photoredox catalysis. The herein described novel type of internal illumination using wirelessly powered LEDs inside the reaction media allows for efficient scaling and intensification of those reactions, maintaining virtually identical reaction profiles over all scales. The system is readily applicable to other light-driven reactions as well.


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