Pure Appl. Chem., 2007, Vol. 79, No. 11, pp. 1939-1947
Green photochemistry: Production of fine chemicals with sunlight
Abstract: Three photochemical reactions were investigated under solar irradiation conditions with moderately concentrated sunlight: the photoacylation of naphthoquinone with butyraldehyde and the dye-sensitized photooxygenations of citronellol and 1,5-dihydroxynaphthalene, respectively. All reactions were easily performed on multigram-to-kilogram scales using cheap and commercially available starting materials, and yielded important key intermediates for industrial applications.