Photo-induced ring-closure via a looped flow reactor

Evelien Baeten, Maarten Rubens, Kilian N. R. Wuest, Christopher Barner-Kowollik, Tanja Junkers

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Looped flow processes are an efficient and versatile tool to synthesize complex macromolecular materials. Especially for light-induced ring-closure reactions, which typically require low concentrations, looped flow processes are critical for upscaling. Here, such a reactor was designed to carry out a photo-induced ring-closure reaction via a photo-enol reaction for the synthesis of cyclic polymers, leading to a reduction of required solvent in the synthesis by over a factor of 40, hence giving access to a more economical and fully scalable process.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)826-829
Number of pages4
JournalReaction Chemistry & Engineering
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017
Externally publishedYes

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