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Photochemistry

Our research focuses on the development of new synthetically useful methods for transformation of organic molecules that uses visible light as primary energy source. Employing visible light to drive organic transformations, aside from potential ability to harvest the tremendous amounts of energy provided by the sun, allows to overcome high-activation-energy barriers in mild conditions, favoring high selectivity of the transformations, in special cases leading to products which are not available by other means. As most of organic molecules don't absorb visible light, in most cases the presence of the photocatalyst is required. Our research also covers development of new photocatalytic systems and we are particularly interested in utilizing organic dyes as photocatalysts.

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