Special Issue "Flow Chemistry"
A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 May 2012)
Dr. Jean Jacques Vanden Eynde (Website)
Formerly head of the Department of Organic Chemistry (FS), University of Mons-UMONS, 7000 Mons, Belgium
Interests: heterocycles; microwave-induced synthesis; medicinal chemistry; green chemistry
Traditionally chemical reactions are performed by mixing reagents and catalysts in a solvent contained in a flask or a reactor. The mixture is the stirred and eventually heated or cooled until complete disappearance, as far as possible, of the starting materials. Alternatively the reaction medium can be flowed into a tube, which is eventually heated or cooled. In that case, the progress of the reaction will be dependent on the rate of displacement of the mixture in the tube and on its dimensions (diameter and length). The purpose of this special issue of Molecules is to draw attention on recent developments in the area of flow chemistry at the laboratory scale as well as at the industrial scale.
Dr. Jean Jacques Vanden Eynde
- flow chemistry
- continuous flow