Online monitoring of a photocatalytic reaction by real-time high resolution FlowNMR spectroscopy

Andrew M R Hall, Rachael Broomfield-Tagg, Matthew Camilleri, David R Carbery, Anna Codina, David T E Whittaker, Steven Coombes, John P Lowe, Ulrich Hintermair

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We demonstrate how FlowNMR spectroscopy can readily be applied to investigate photochemical reactions that require sustained input of light and air to yield mechanistic insight under realistic conditions. The Eosin Y mediated photo-oxidation of N-allylbenzylamine is shown to produce imines as primary reaction products from which undesired aldehydes form after longer reaction times. Facile variation of reaction conditions during the reaction in flow allows for probe experiments that give information about the mode of action of the photocatalyst.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-33
Number of pages4
JournalChemical communications (Cambridge, England)
Issue number1
Early online date13 Nov 2017
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jan 2018


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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