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Build of a modular photoreactor

Grant number: 18/20592-3
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2018
Effective date (End): June 30, 2019
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Chemistry - Organic Chemistry
Principal Investigator:Erick Leite Bastos
Grantee:Bruno Daiki Yamada
Host Institution: Instituto de Química (IQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:14/22136-4 - Use of green solvents and their mixtures for optimizing chemical processes, AP.TEM


Light-promoted chemical reactions are critical to the existence and maintenance of life. Examples include photosynthesis, vitamin D biosynthesis and vision. With the development of new catalysts for photochemical processes, light has been increasingly used as a source of energy in synthesis. The use of light as a "chemical reagent" benefits from controlled reaction conditions in which the number of photons incident on the sample, the reaction temperature, the geometry of the experimental setup, and the homogeneity of the light source are the most important parameters. In this undergraduate research project, we propose the development of a modular photochemical reactor, composed of a control unit and an interchangeable illumination based on LED illumination in the visible region, operating under controlled temperature. Two light modules are proposed: one with flat geometry, for the irradiation of samples in microplates, and the other in a cylindrical configuration, suitable for reaction flasks. A chemical actinometer will be used to measure the luminous flux and to calibrate the irradiation system.

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
PENNA, TATIANA C.; CERVI, GUSTAVO; RODRIGUES-OLIVEIRA, ANDRE F.; YAMADA, BRUNO D.; LIMA, RAFAEL Z. C.; MENEGON, JAIR J.; BASTOS, ERICK L.; CORRERA, THIAGO C.. Development of a photoinduced fragmentation ion trap for infrared multiple photon dissociation spectroscopy. RAPID COMMUNICATIONS IN MASS SPECTROMETRY, . (14/15962-5, 15/08539-1, 16/19698-6, 19/06391-8, 17/20262-0, 18/20592-3)

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