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4th Annual Uniqsis Flow Chemistry Symposium

Uniqsis British ConsulateBy no means am I a flow chemistry expert, but as probably the case for many other chemists, continuous processing has piqued my interest over the past few years. Continue reading

Challenges of Continuous Flow Chemistry

During the recent online seminar – Application of the ReactIR Flow Cell to Continous Processing Technology, Professor Steven Ley discussed the challenges of continuous flow chemistry.  According to Professor Ley, one of the main challenges of continuous flow chemistry is real-time inline reaction monitoring for gaining additional control over reactions, especially when dealing with multistep synthesis sequences.

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Let Chemists Do What Chemists Do Best

During the 2010 Fall American Chemical Society (ACS) meeting in Boston, Professor Steven V. Ley presented a novel approach to the use of flow chemistry as a synthetic technique. Continue reading

Benefits of Continuous Flow Chemistry

Benefits of Continuous Flow Chemistry

ThalesNano H-Cube for Continuous Flow Chemistry

At the recent 17th International Process Development Conference in Baltimore there was an excellent session discussing continuous flow chemistry. The desire to develop new and improved chemical processes that optimize the use of resources has facilitated a large amount of work in the development of Continuous Flow Reactor (CFR) technologies in recent years.

Modern flow reactors can deliver a number of distinct advantages over more traditional batch reactor technology. For example, reaction conditions that may be challenging to achieve in a batch reactor can be easier to achieve in a flow reactor. A good example is a reaction in which the temperature of the reaction far exceeds the boiling point of the solvent. This type of reaction can be easily run due to the flow reactor’s ability to contain pressure. (The ThalesNano’s H-Cube pictured above is a widely used CFR designed specifically to simplify screening and development of continuous hydrogenation reactions.) Continue reading