On the Sustainability of Photochemical Reactions

Authors

  • Christian G. Bochet Department of Chemistry, University of Fribourg, 9 chemin du Musée, CH-1700 Fribourg;, Email: christian.bochet@unifr.ch

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.2533/chimia.2019.720

Keywords:

Green chemistry, Photochemistry

Abstract

Photochemical reactions are often presented as intrinsically environmentally friendly ('green'). This may be indeed the case, but only in particular circumstances. This short essay comments on various aspects of the greenness of photochemical reactions, both in a historical (when only mercury-based hard UV light sources were available) and a current (with the recent introduction of LED technology and photoredox catalysis) perspective.

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Published

2019-09-18

How to Cite

[1]
C. G. Bochet, Chimia 2019, 73, 720, DOI: 10.2533/chimia.2019.720.