Photochemistry Starter Bundle

Everything You Need to Begin

EvoluChem’s™ Photochemistry Starter Bundle includes everything you need to set up your lab and further explore the opportunities inherent with photochemical reactions.

Advances in photochemistry continue to arrive on a regular basis, enabling new and efficient pathways to key chemical synthesis reactions and techniques, including multiple C-C cross-coupling options, C-N cross-coupling, and otherwise difficult C-O cross-coupling. Our sample reactions help launch your exploration.

The Photochemistry Starter Bundle Includes:
1x Photoreactor EvoluChem™ PhotoRedOx Box
2x LED Light Sources EvoluChem™ 365PF, 450PF
HCK1012-01-011, HCK1012-01-002
2x Vial Holders 8 x 4ml, 8 x 8ml
HCK1006-01-019, HCK1006-01-020
4x Sample Reactions See Below
1x UV Safety Glasses Skyper Eyewear, Orange Lens, Polycarbonate
A Hepatochem photochemistry lab starter bundle includes a PhotoRedOx Box, 2 LEDs, 2 Vial Holders, Safety Glasses, and Sample Reactions

Four Sample Reactions to Get You Started…

Using Bromoacetophenone as a test substrate, we have organized four reaction conditions to explore photocatalysis. These reactions are well documented in the scientific literature and have been consistently reproduced with the Starter Bundle equipment. The reactions represent foundational cross-coupling photochemistry including two C-C cross-coupling reactions (one with amino acid decarboxylation and one with BF3K reagent), C-N cross-coupling and C-O cross-coupling.Each of the following reaction kits contains four (4) vials with reagents and catalysts and one (1) vial with the test compounds (4-Bromoacetophenone). Once you have successfully performed the test reaction you will be able to use the remaining three
(3) reaction vials for your own bromo substrates.




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2023 Photochemistry Year in Review

Here is our list of the 23 photochemistry papers that we thought were the best funniest oddest most interesting or downright unexpected of 2023.

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Searching for the origin of life with a 365nm LED (with Photoredox Organocatalysis)

Mmm… What’s in the Soup? How did life begin? Were the first catalysts, photocatalysts? Read about the recent account by Oliver Trapp and coworkers on their work at prebiotic photoredox organocatalysis.

Photochemical methods for isotopic labeling
Hot for HAT and HAT for HOT (labels): Photochemical methods for isotopic labeling

Photochemical methods for isotopic labeling connect two favorite interests: drug metabolism and photochemistry. Isotope labeled drugs are critical in ADME studies, imaging, and radiolabeled ligand binding studies…

Summer Beach Reads

Here is a midyear recap of photochemistry papers that we thought were the best, funniest, oddest, most interesting, or downright unexpected so far this year.

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Shining a Light on DNA Sequencing

This month we highlight recent work of several students from the Balasubramanian Lab at the University of Cambridge using EvoluChem Photoredox Boxes in their graduate studies.

Fenton Boat Photocatalysis: An Adventure with Iron and Wood

Photocatalysis with iron and wood? Fenton Boats? Stick around and we’ll explain—And show you a video of a photocatalyst boat!

Choose Your Own Adventure (with photoinduced cross-coupling)

At first we decided to summarize the Ni cross-coupling photocatalysis literature in a short review—But we quickly realized that’s a terrible idea. Instead, we took on the much more enjoyable task and screen this chemistry with the Lucent360.

Photochemistry Surprises!!!

Featuring a project where “hey that’s weird & very wrong” turns into something fantastic: Bold decisions, stubbornness & ingenuity result in a new opportunity.

A Photochemistry Year in Review 2022

Here is our list of the 22 photochemistry papers that we thought were the best, funniest, oddest, most interesting, or downright unexpected of 2022.

Lucent360 Customized Reaction Screenings

Learn how to streamline with Lucent360 customized reaction screenings and save on time & setups when matching optimal wavelength to a photocatalyst.

Photocatalytic Deconstruction of Polystyrene

What if we could shine a blue LED on our 8 billion tons of plastic waste and get back a valuable chemical feedstock? Click to read about the Reisner group’s work looking at tackling this problem.