The photocatalysis platform was initiated in September 2021 and was integrated into the Catalysis Research Lab in early 2022. Its primary objective is to utilize photocatalytic synthesis methods and process technologies to achieve the synthesis of green, high-value-added products. The characteristics of photocatalytic chemical processes include: Green and Low Carbon: Utilizing photomediators, it falls under the category of green and renewable energy sources, contributing to a low-carbon footprint; Concise and Efficient: Involving radical pathways in reactions, it shortens traditional synthesis routes, making the process more straightforward and efficient; High Added Value: It has the potential to unlock new chemical transformations under mild conditions, adding significant value to the synthesized products.


    Leveraging our company's extensive technical expertise in continuous flow chemistr for over a decade, we have addressed the "light-limited" issue in batch reactions and made it feasible to scale up non-radical chain-growth reactions. Based on the photocatalysis strategy, we have successfully reduced costs and achieved the goals of low carbon emissions in various projects. Photocatalytic decarboxylation, photocatalytic halogenation, photocatalytic oxidation, and photocatalytic coupling reactions have been implemented.