Special Issue "Recent Advances in Flow Chemistry"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 August 2016).
Interests: Development of chemical assembly systems for the production of small molecules and pharmaceuticals, mechanistic investigations, development of new flow techniques/technologies
Over the past 20 years, continuous chemistry has emerged as an effective means to conduct chemical syntheses, both at the micro- and meso-scale, providing an improved product quality and safety as well as being accompanied by a lowered environmental impact when compared to traditional batch syntheses. Flow chemistry offers two distinct advantages over the respective batch processes: control and connectivity. Precise control over reaction conditions, in particular reaction time, mixing, heat transfer, and irradiation window, has allowed for a wide range of chemistries either not possible or extremely inefficient in batch. With the ability to connect several flow reactors in series, elegant multi-step syntheses have been accomplished, producing high value compounds and active pharmaceutical ingredients. Due to large increases in surface area, biphasic reactions are significantly accelerated within the confines of a flow system. While not all encompassing, flow chemistry has proven to be facilitating in the studying and performing a wide range of chemical reactions encompassing biochemistry, materials, polymers, mechanistic studies, and elegant multistep organic syntheses. This Special Issue of Molecules welcomes submissions of research articles covering both micro- and mesoflow reactions dealing with selectivity, catalysis, photochemistry, multi-step synthesis, the development of new reactions, and other related subjects.
Dr. Kerry Gilmore
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Photochemistry in flow
- Packed-bed reactors
- Continuous, multi-step synthesis
- Flash chemistry
- Biphasic transformations