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Configurable 3D-Printed millifluidic and microfluidic ‘lab on a chip’ reactionware devices

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Abstract

We utilise 3D design and 3D printing techniques to fabricate a number of miniaturised fluidic ‘reactionware’ devices for chemical syntheses in just a few hours, using inexpensive materials producing reliable and robust reactors. Both two and three inlet reactors could be assembled, as well as one-inlet devices with reactant ‘silos’ allowing the introduction of reactants during the fabrication process of the device. To demonstrate the utility and versatility of these devices organic (reductive amination and alkylation reactions), inorganic (large polyoxometalate synthesis) and materials (gold nanoparticle synthesis) processes were efficiently carried out in the printed devices.

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The article was received on 05 Jul 2012, accepted on 23 Jul 2012 and first published on 09 Aug 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2LC40761B
Citation: Lab Chip, 2012,12, 3267-3271
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    Configurable 3D-Printed millifluidic and microfluidic ‘lab on a chip’ reactionware devices

    P. J. Kitson, M. H. Rosnes, V. Sans, V. Dragone and L. Cronin, Lab Chip, 2012, 12, 3267
    DOI: 10.1039/C2LC40761B

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