Photochemical UV processes

Many organic syntheses are substantially accelerated or made possible in the first place by exposure to intensive UV light.

  • You need UV light to produce drugs?
  • You wish to accelerate your polymerisation processes by means of UV radiation?

Advanced UV solutions help you achieve this. See how it works!

How does the photochemical UV process work?

Photochemical processes with UV light

Photochemical UV processes are ideal in chemical synthesis to carry out reactions quickly and selectively. By selecting various lamps or using filter technology, the spectral range can be narrowed and a chemical reaction can be carried out selectively. Synthetic photochemistry is performed both in batch and flow-through reactors and on a microscopic or macroscopic scale.

In contrast to thermal processes, light-induced reactions take place at room temperature which even enables the processing of sensitive, unstable substances. Risk and scrap rate are minimised.

The use of photo-microreactors enables demand-oriented conversion and even the processing of critical, e.g. explosive substances.

Your advantages

  • Selective implementation
  • Less by-products
  • Method gentle to materials
  • Can be used on macroscopic and microscopic scale
  • Pollutant degradation without addition of aggressive chemicals

Applications areas

  • Synthesis
  • Analysis
  • Sewage treatment
  • Production of ultra-pure water
  • Drinking water treatment
  • Pharmaceutical and cosmetics research
  • Beverage and food industry

Induced rearrangement in the production of Irinotecan, an active pharmaceutical ingredient for the treatment of cancer

Products for photochemical processes

  • Mercury medium-pressure lamps
  • Mercury low-pressure lamps
  • LEDs
  • Excimer lamps