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Laser Chemistry
Volume 9, Issue 1-3, Pages 75-106

Making Light Work—Applications of Lasers to Chemical Production

Laser Chemistry Group, National Research Council, Ontario, Ottawa K1A 0R6, Canada

Received 25 January 1988; Accepted 9 March 1988

Copyright © 1988 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This review considers several applications of photochemistry to the synthesis of chemicals by industry. Factors relevant to the use of lasers by industry in the synthesis of specific chemicals are also considered.