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Editorial

Reaction Chemistry & Engineering Emerging Investigators 2017

Reaction Chemistry & Engineering Editorial Board Chair Klavs Jensen and Scientific Editors Saif Khan and Ian Baxendale introduce the 2017 Emerging Investigators issue.

Graphical abstract: Reaction Chemistry & Engineering Emerging Investigators 2017
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Continuous flow synthesis of antimalarials: opportunities for distributed autonomous chemical manufacturing

The concept of distributed manufacturing of chemicals is presented and discussed, with specific focus on the context of preparing molecules that can combat the development of geographically-localised resistant strains of infectious pathogens.

Graphical abstract: Continuous flow synthesis of antimalarials: opportunities for distributed autonomous chemical manufacturing
Review Article

Safety assessment in development and operation of modular continuous-flow processes

Improved safety is one of the main drivers for microreactor application in chemical process development and small-scale production.

Graphical abstract: Safety assessment in development and operation of modular continuous-flow processes
Open Access Communication

A sensitivity analysis of a numbered-up photomicroreactor system

The robustness of a numbered-up capillary photomicroreactor system was evaluated when subjected to common disturbances, such as clogging and light failure.

Graphical abstract: A sensitivity analysis of a numbered-up photomicroreactor system
Open Access Communication

Rapid multistep kinetic model generation from transient flow data

SNAr reaction profiles were generated using an automated reactor, collected in less than 3 hours, and allowed accurate estimation of kinetic parameters.

Graphical abstract: Rapid multistep kinetic model generation from transient flow data
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Development of a reactor with carbon catalysts for modular-scale, low-cost electrochemical generation of H2O2

Small-scale reactors for H2O2 production that can couple to renewable energy sources would be of great benefit for decentralized water purification.

Graphical abstract: Development of a reactor with carbon catalysts for modular-scale, low-cost electrochemical generation of H2O2
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Investigation of dynamic surface tension in gas–liquid absorption using a microflow interfacial tensiometer

Dynamic surface tension in gas–liquid absorption is studied using a microflow device.

Graphical abstract: Investigation of dynamic surface tension in gas–liquid absorption using a microflow interfacial tensiometer
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Automated reaction progress monitoring of heterogeneous reactions: crystallization-induced stereoselectivity in amine-catalyzed aldol reactions

A prototype solution/slurry automated sampling instrument reveals the origin of diastereoselectivity in this organocatalyzed aldol reaction.

Graphical abstract: Automated reaction progress monitoring of heterogeneous reactions: crystallization-induced stereoselectivity in amine-catalyzed aldol reactions
From the themed collection: CSC100: Celebrating Canadian Chemistry
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Advanced reactor engineering with 3D printing for the continuous-flow synthesis of silver nanoparticles

3D printing has been employed to manufacture advanced reactor geometries based on miniaturised continuous-flow oscillatory baffled reactors (mCOBRs) and they have been applied for the fouling free continuous-flow synthesis of silver nanoparticles with optimal size control.

Graphical abstract: Advanced reactor engineering with 3D printing for the continuous-flow synthesis of silver nanoparticles
Open Access Paper

Synthesis of narrow sized silver nanoparticles in the absence of capping ligands in helical microreactors

Microtubular helical reactors generate secondary flows promoting the synthesis of mono-sized silver nanoparticles in the absence of capping ligands.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of narrow sized silver nanoparticles in the absence of capping ligands in helical microreactors
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Energetics of cellulose and cyclodextrin glycosidic bond cleavage

Thermochemical conversion of lignocellulosic materials for production of biofuels and renewable chemicals utilizes high temperature to thermally decompose long-chain cellulose to volatile organic compounds.

Graphical abstract: Energetics of cellulose and cyclodextrin glycosidic bond cleavage
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Temperature-induced deactivation mechanism of ZnFe2O4 for oxidative dehydrogenation of 1-butene

This paper describes the observation of an irregular decrease in 1-butene conversion during oxidative dehydrogenation over ZnFe2O4 in the production of 1,3-butadiene upon increasing the reaction temperature above 400 °C.

Graphical abstract: Temperature-induced deactivation mechanism of ZnFe2O4 for oxidative dehydrogenation of 1-butene
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Continuous flow hydrogenations using novel catalytic static mixers inside a tubular reactor

Continuous flow reactor for the hydrogenation of organic substrates using novel catalytic static mixers.

Graphical abstract: Continuous flow hydrogenations using novel catalytic static mixers inside a tubular reactor
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Microfluidics with in situ Raman spectroscopy for the characterization of non-polar/aqueous interfaces

The design of microfluidics with in situ Raman spectroscopy is reported in the present work for the investigation of immiscible non-polar/aqueous interactions.

Graphical abstract: Microfluidics with in situ Raman spectroscopy for the characterization of non-polar/aqueous interfaces
Open Access Paper

Designed porous milli-scale reactors with enhanced interfacial mass transfer in two-phase flows

Designed porous milli-scale reactors with enhanced mass transfer performance and reduced pressure drop compared to conventional packed bed reactors.

Graphical abstract: Designed porous milli-scale reactors with enhanced interfacial mass transfer in two-phase flows
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Structural and kinetic changes to small-pore Cu-zeolites after hydrothermal aging treatments and selective catalytic reduction of NOx with ammonia

Cu in aged zeolites changes structure during SCR.

Graphical abstract: Structural and kinetic changes to small-pore Cu-zeolites after hydrothermal aging treatments and selective catalytic reduction of NOx with ammonia
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Particle activation/deactivation effect in RAFT emulsion polymerization of styrene

A particle activation/deactivation process would play a decisive role in PSD and MWD at very low initiator concentrations.

Graphical abstract: Particle activation/deactivation effect in RAFT emulsion polymerization of styrene
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Assessing inter- and intramolecular continuous-flow strategies towards methylphenidate (Ritalin) hydrochloride

Development of a scalable continuous-flow process towards enriched threo-methylphenidate (Ritalin) hydrochloride.

Graphical abstract: Assessing inter- and intramolecular continuous-flow strategies towards methylphenidate (Ritalin) hydrochloride
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