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Combining 3D printing and liquid handling to produce user-friendly reactionware for chemical synthesis and purification

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We use two 3D-printing platforms as solid- and liquid-handling fabricators, producing sealed reactionware for chemical synthesis with the reagents, catalysts and purification apparatus integrated into monolithic devices. Using this reactionware, a multi-step reaction sequence was performed by simply rotating the device so that the reaction mixture flowed through successive environments under gravity, without the need for any pumps or liquid-handling prior to product retrieval from the reactionware in a pure form.

Graphical abstract: Combining 3D printing and liquid handling to produce user-friendly reactionware for chemical synthesis and purification

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The article was received on 06 May 2013, accepted on 10 Jun 2013 and first published on 10 Jun 2013


Article type: Edge Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3SC51253C
Citation: Chem. Sci., 2013,4, 3099-3103
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    Combining 3D printing and liquid handling to produce user-friendly reactionware for chemical synthesis and purification

    P. J. Kitson, M. D. Symes, V. Dragone and L. Cronin, Chem. Sci., 2013, 4, 3099
    DOI: 10.1039/C3SC51253C

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