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Processes 2014, 2(1), 158-166; doi:10.3390/pr2010158

Microflow Photochemistry—Photodecarboxylations in Microformats

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James Cook University, School of Pharmacy and Molecular Sciences, Townsville, Queensland 4811, Australia
2
Dublin City University, School of Chemical Sciences, Dublin 9, Ireland
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Received: 19 December 2013 / Revised: 17 January 2014 / Accepted: 21 January 2014 / Published: 29 January 2014
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Abstract

This article summarizes selected examples of intra- and intermolecular photodecarboxylations involving phthalimides in a commercially available dwell device. Compared to batch conditions in a larger chamber reactor, the investigated transformations in the microreactor furnished higher conversions and yields after significantly shorter reaction times. The product qualities were commonly higher under flow conditions thus avoiding the need for further purifications.
Keywords: photodecarboxylation; photochemistry; microreactor; flow chemistry photodecarboxylation; photochemistry; microreactor; flow chemistry
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

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Oelgemöller, M.; Gallagher, S.; McCarthy, K. Microflow Photochemistry—Photodecarboxylations in Microformats. Processes 2014, 2, 158-166.

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