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Processes 2014, 2(1), 158-166;

Microflow Photochemistry—Photodecarboxylations in Microformats

James Cook University, School of Pharmacy and Molecular Sciences, Townsville, Queensland 4811, Australia
Dublin City University, School of Chemical Sciences, Dublin 9, Ireland
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These authors contributed equally to this work.
Received: 19 December 2013 / Revised: 17 January 2014 / Accepted: 21 January 2014 / Published: 29 January 2014
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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. View Full-Text
Keywords: photodecarboxylation; photochemistry; microreactor; flow chemistry photodecarboxylation; photochemistry; microreactor; flow chemistry

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

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