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Highlights from the Flow Chemistry Literature 2017 (Part 1)


In this Section of the journal, the literature on continuous flow synthesis (primarily organic synthesis and functional materials) from the period of January to March 2017 is presented. All the publications are listed ordered by journal name, with a Review article appearing at the end. The range of reactions performed in flow and number of multistep flow synthesis are seen to increase rapidly.

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Organic Synthesis

  • “Continuous Flow Processing of ZIF-8 Membranes on Polymeric Porous Hollow Fiber Supports for CO2 Capture” Marti, A. M.; Wickramanayake, W.; Dahe, G.; Sekizkardes, A.; Bank, T. L.; Hopkinson, D. P.; Venna, S. R. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2017, 9, 5678–5682

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  • “Continuous Multistep Synthesis of Perillic Acid from Limonene by Catalytic Biofilms under Segmented Flow” Willrodt, C.; Halan, B.; Karthaus, L.; Rehdorf, J.; Julsing, M. K.; Buehler, K.; Schmid, A. Biotechnology and Bioengineering 2017, 114, 281–290

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  • “A Catalytic Scalable Pauson-Khand Reaction in a Plug Flow Reactor” García-Lacuna, J.; Domínguez, Blanco-Urgoiti, J.; Pérez-Castells, J. Chemical Communications 2017, 53, 4014–4017

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  • “Process Intensification of Tetrazole Reaction through Tritylation of 5-[4’-(Methyl) Biphenyl-2-Yl] Using Microreactors” Maralla, Y.; Sonawane, S.; Kashinath, D.; Pimplapure, M.; Paplal, B. Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification 2017, 112, 9–17

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  • “Design and Development of Pd-Catalyzed Aerobic N-Demethylation Strategies for the Synthesis of Noroxymorphone in Continuous Flow Mode” Gutmann, B.; Cantillo, D.; Weigl, U.; Cox, D. P.; Kappe, C. O. European Journal of Organic Chemistry 2017, 2017, 914–927

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  • “Continuous Synthesis of γ-Valerolactone in a Trickle-Bed Reactor over Supported Nickel Catalysts” Hengst, K.; Ligthart, D. M.; Doronkin, D. E.; Walter, K. M.; Kleist, W.; Hensen, E. J.; Grunwaldt, J.-D. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2017, 56, 2680–2689

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  • “Multiphase Flow Reactors for Methanol and Dimethyl Ether Production” Wang, T.; Wang, J. Multiphase Reactor Engineering for Clean and Low-Carbon Energy Applications 2017, 189

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  • “Dichloromethyllithium: Synthesis and Application in Continuous Flow Mode” Hafner, A.; Mancino, V.; Meisenbach, M.; Schenkel, B.; Sedelmeier, J. Organic Letters 2017, 19, 786–789

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  • “Development of a Commercial Flow Barbier Process for a Pharmaceutical Intermediate” Braden, T. M.; Johnson, M. D.; Kopach, M. E.; McClary Groh, J.; Spencer, R. D.; Lewis, J.; Heller, M. R.; Schafer, J. P.; Adler, J. J. Organic Process Research & Development 2017, 21, 317–326

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  • “A High Mobility Reactor Unit for R&D Continuous Flow Transfer Hydrogenations” Jensen, R. K.; Thykier, N.; Enevoldsen, M. V.; Lindhardt, A. T. Organic Process Research & Development 2017, 21, 370–376

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  • “Synthesis of Urea Derivatives in Two Sequential Continuous-Flow Reactors” Bana, P.; Lakó, Á.; Kiss, Béni, Z.; Szigetvári, Á.; Kóti, J.; Túrós, G. r. I. n.; Éles, J.; Greiner, I. Organic Process Research & Development 2017, 21, 611–622

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  • “A Sensitivity Analysis of a Numbered-up Photomicroreactor System” Kuijpers, K. P.; van Dijk, M. A.; Rumeur, Q. G.; Hessel, V.; Su, Y.; Noël, T. Reaction Chemistry & Engineering 2017, 2, 109–115

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  • “Continuous Flow Synthesis of Indoles by Pd-Catalyzed Deoxygenation of 2-Nitrostilbenes with Carbon Monoxide” Glotz, G.; Gutmann, B.; Hanselmann, P.; Kulesza, A.; Roberge, D.; Kappe, C. O. RSC Advances 2017, 7, 10469–10478

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  • “A Chemoselective and Continuous Synthesis of m-Sulfamoylbenzamide Analogues” Beilstein Verlee, A.; Heugebaert, T.; van der Meer, T.; Kerchev, P. I.; van Breusegem, F.; Stevens, C. V. The Journal of Organic Chemistry 2017, 13, 303

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  • “Visible-Light Driven Photocascade Catalysis: Union of N,N-Dimethylanilines and a-Azidochalcones in Flow Microreactors” Borra, S.; Chandrasekhar, D.; Adhikary, S.; Rasala, S.; Gokulnath, S.; Maurya, R. A. The Journal of Organic Chemistry 2017, 82, 2249–2256

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  • “High-Throughput Continuous Hydrothermal Synthesis of Transparent Conducting Aluminum and Gallium Co-Doped Zinc Oxides” Howard, D. P.; Marchand, P.; McCafferty, L.; Carmalt, C. J.; Parkin, I. P.; Darr, J. A. ACS Combinatorial Science 2017, 19, 239–245

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  • “Heterogeneous Nucleation and Surface Conformal Growth of Silver Nanocoatings on Colloidal Silica in a Continuous Flow Static T-Mixer” Meincke, T.; Bao, H.; Pflug, L.; Stingl, M.; Taylor, R. N. K. Chemical Engineering Journal 2017, 308, 89–100

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  • “A Novel Approach for Continuous Synthesis of Calcium Carbonate Using Sequential Operation of Two Sonochemical Reactors” Shirsath, S.; Bhanvase, B.; Sonawane, S.; Gogate, P.; Pandit, A. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry 2017, 35, 124–133

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  • “Contribution of Microreactor Technology and Flow Chemistry to the Development of Green and Sustainable Synthesis” Fanelli, F.; Parisi, G.; Degennaro, L.; Luisi, R. Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry 2017, 13, 520

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Kulkarni, A.A. Highlights from the Flow Chemistry Literature 2017 (Part 1). J Flow Chem 7, 57–58 (2017).

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