Molecular Diversity

, Volume 15, Issue 3, pp 613–630 | Cite as

The flow synthesis of heterocycles for natural product and medicinal chemistry applications

  • Marcus Baumann
  • Ian R. Baxendale
  • Steven V. Ley
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This article represents an overview of recent research from the Innovative Technology Centre in the field of flow chemistry which was presented at the FROST2 meeting in Budapest in October 2009. After a short introduction of this rapidly expanding field, we discuss some of our results with a main focus on the synthesis of heterocyclic compounds which we use in various natural product and medicinal chemistry programmes.


Flow synthesis Micro-reactor Meso-reactor Solid-supported reagents Heterocycles Automated synthesis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcus Baumann
    • 1
  • Ian R. Baxendale
    • 1
  • Steven V. Ley
    • 1
  1. 1.Innovative Technology Centre for Advanced Chemical Synthesis, Department of ChemistryUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUnited Kingdom

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