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.