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SELECTBIO Conferences Flow Chemistry Asia 2022

Michael Oelgemöller's Biography

Michael Oelgemöller, Associate Professor, James Cook University

Associate Professor Michael Oelgemöller received his Ph.D. from the University of Cologne in 1999. He was a researcher at the ERATO-JST Photochirogenesis project in Osaka (1999-2001) and at Bayer CropScience K.K. Japan in Yuki (2001-2004). From 2004 to 2008 he held a position as a lecturer at Dublin City University. In February 2009, he joined James Cook University in Townsville as an Associate Professor in organic chemistry and leader of the Applied and Green Photochemistry Research Group. He has received several awards and has been a visiting professor at various universities in Asia and Europe. For details, see:

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Continuous-Flow Photochemistry. When, Why, How?

Friday, 7 October 2022 at 11:00

Add to Calendar ▼2022-10-07 11:00:002022-10-07 12:00:00Europe/LondonContinuous-Flow Photochemistry. When, Why, How?Flow Chemistry Asia 2022 in Tokyo, JapanTokyo,

Continuous-flow photochemistry has sparked a remarkable renaissance in organic photochemistry, especially in academia. A major issue of continuous-flow studies has been their reproducibility, as improvised light sources and reactor materials significantly impact on performances. A commonly mentioned advantage of flow operation is also its superiority over batch processes in terms of light penetration and mass-transfer. However, this claim is misleading as most batch studies in academia are conducted in sub-standard setups. Industrial photochemical processes are also rarely conducted in batch and utilize advanced setups instead. The only real advantage of continuous-flow operation may thus be simply its convenience and the ability to conduct photochemical studies rapidly and easily. This presentation will clarify some of the exaggerated claims associated with continuous-flow photochemistry. It will also present current strategies used in industrial photochemistry to overcome light penetration and mass-transfer limitations. The presentation will also highlight the need for a standard, purpose-designed flow photoreactor that covers the entire photochemically relevant UVC to visible light range.

Add to Calendar ▼2022-10-06 00:00:002022-10-07 00:00:00Europe/LondonFlow Chemistry Asia 2022Flow Chemistry Asia 2022 in Tokyo, JapanTokyo,