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- Find a suitable solvent.
- Record a UV-VIS spectrum to determine at which wavelength you need to irradiate.
- Chose the right glassware. For $\lambda$ = 254 nm, quartz is mandatory. Irradiations at $\lambda$ = 300 nm and above may be performed in pyrex.
- Chose the right light source. For $\lambda$ = 254 nm, use a low-pressure mercury vapour lamp. For irradiations at $\lambda$ around 300 or 360 nm, use low-pressure mercury vapour lamps with specific coatings. Medium- or high pressure lamps typically show much broader emission spectra. For experiments at $\lambda$ = 589 nm, use a sodium vapour lamp.