New Iridium joining 2023 REACH Energy Accelerator

New Iridium is pleased to announce the acceptance into 2023 REACH Energy Accelerator hosted by Innosphere Ventures. This program will boost our effort to commercialize our technology in producing low-carbon chemicals at lower cost. Press release excerpt: “Innosphere Ventures and Colorado State University (CSU) announce the fourteen startup and scaleup companies that have been selected…

Rational design of photocatalysts for controlled polymerization: Effect of structures on photocatalytic activities

Over the past decade, the use of photocatalysts (PCs) in controlled polymerization has brought new opportunities in sophisticated macromolecular synthesis. However, the selection of PCs in these systems has been typically based on laborious trial-and-error strategies. To tackle this limitation, computer-guided rational design of PCs based on knowledge of structure-property-performance relationships has emerged. These rational…

Radical Addition to N,N-Diaryl Dihydrophenazine Photoredox Catalysts and Implications in Photoinduced Organocatalyzed Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization

Photoinduced organocatalyzed atom transfer radical polymerization (O-ATRP) is a controlled radical polymerization methodology catalyzed by organic photoredox catalysts (PCs). In an efficient O-ATRP system, good control over molecular weight with an initiator efficiency (I* = Mn,theo/Mn,exp × 100%) near unity is achieved, and the synthesized polymers possess a low dispersity (Đ). N,N-Diaryl dihydrophenazine catalysts typically produce polymers with…