Droplet reactors with catalytic interfaces: An active fluorous phase for segmented-flow microfluidic reactions

Ashleigh B. Theberge, Graeme Whyte, Max Frenzel, Luis M. Fidalgo, Robert C. R. Wootton, Wilhelm T. S. Huck

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Abstract

By combining droplet-based microfluidics with fluorous biphasic catalysis, we generated droplet reactors with catalytically active walls and used these compartments as a tool for organic synthesis. Our approach provides a closed-loop system for catalyst recycling, controlled catalytic reaction compartments, and the opportunity for facile on-line optimization.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences
PublisherChemical and Biological Microsystems Society
Pages12-14
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9780979806421
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event13th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2009 - Jeju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 1 Nov 20095 Nov 2009

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2009
Abbreviated titleMicroTAS 2009
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju
Period1/11/095/11/09

Keywords

  • Fluorous biphasic catalysis
  • Green chemistry
  • Microdroplets
  • Suzuki-Miyaura coupling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Bioengineering

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    Theberge, A. B., Whyte, G., Frenzel, M., Fidalgo, L. M., Wootton, R. C. R., & Huck, W. T. S. (2009). Droplet reactors with catalytic interfaces: An active fluorous phase for segmented-flow microfluidic reactions. In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (pp. 12-14). Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society.