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Light-driven “photocatalysis” technology for greener and lower-cost commodity chemicals

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The chemical industry is one of the world’s biggest polluters, generating more than 2 billion tons of carbon emissions each year. Our mission is to decarbonize the chemical industry by utilizing CO2 to create value-added products and reducing carbon emissions through highly efficient chemical manufacturing.

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Explore our photocatalyst families

Phenoxazines, some of the strongest reducing visible light photocatalysts available, are capable of reducing alkyl and aryl halides via an electron transfer mechanism.

Dihydrophenazine photocatalysts are strong excited state reductants that can reduce alkyl and aryl halides via electron transfer. These PCs oxidize more readily than phenoxazine PCs, even at ground state.

Benzoperylene photocatalysts are among the strongest visible light reductants in existence, enabling even challenging Birch reductions under mild benchtop conditions.

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