Reactor automation in continuous flow polymerisation: On-demand delivery of precision polymer materials

Joris J. Haven, Tanja Junkers

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-44
Number of pages3
JournalChimica Oggi/Chemistry Today
Volume36
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2018

Keywords

  • Automated synthesis
  • Flow chemistry
  • Flow polymerisations
  • Online-monitoring
  • Polymer characterization

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