Flow technology is a tool to improve the control over reactions using an easy and accessible mode of operation and eventually to design innovative materials inaccessible via conventional batch chemistry. The true potential of continuous flow processes unfolds only in combination with online-monitoring techniques. Via feedback loops and suitable algorithms, synthesis becomes programmable. On the example of precision polymer synthesis we discuss the advantages made and future prospects of this technology with regards to commercial application.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Chimica Oggi/Chemistry Today|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Sep 2018|
- Automated synthesis
- Flow chemistry
- Flow polymerisations
- Polymer characterization