Three photochemical reactions were performed successfully under solar irradiation conditions: the photoacylation of quinones with aldehydes and the rose bengal sensitized photooxygenations of citronellol or 1,5-dihydroxynaphthalene. All reactions were easily performed on multigram to kilogram scales using cheap and commercially available starting materials, and yielded important key-intermediates for industrial applications.
“Back to the Roofs”: The Solarchemical Production of Fine Chemicals With Sunlight
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Oelgemo¨ller, M, Jung, C, Ortner, J, Mattay, J, Schiel, C, & Zimmermann, E. "“Back to the Roofs”: The Solarchemical Production of Fine Chemicals With Sunlight." Proceedings of the ASME 2004 International Solar Energy Conference. Solar Energy. Portland, Oregon, USA. July 11–14, 2004. pp. 523-531. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/ISEC2004-65021
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