The combination of enabling technologies for process intensification
Chemical industries and laboratories are heavily involved in the development of mild, simple, environmentally friendly and inexpensive processes that adhere to the principles of green chemistry and process intensification. In this context the complementary and synergistic effects of integrated enabling technologies showed to be beneficial for higher efficiency and sustainability.
Recently, continuous processing technologies have been shown to be a powerful concept in order to tune reaction conditions in a very precise manner, enhance the sustainability and facilitate the scale-up of the chemical processes involving hazardous reagents. This becomes even more important during those multi-step approaches, where the use of modular components for the downstream processing together with automated in-line analytics allow the control and coordination of all the stages of the processes.
The essentials of synthesis in the flow mode will be described, with a particular focus on recent applications of multi-step continuous biocatalytic processes.
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Department of Chemistry, Whiffen Laboratory
University of Cambridge, (UK)