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Partial wetting gas–liquid segmented flow microreactor

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A microfluidic reactor strategy for reducing plug-to-plug transport in gas–liquid segmented flow microfluidic reactors is presented. The segmented flow is generated in a wetting portion of the chip that transitions downstream to a partially wetting reaction channel that serves to disconnect the liquid plugs. The resulting residence time distributions show little dependence on channel length, and over 60% narrowing in residence time distribution as compared to an otherwise similar reactor. This partial wetting strategy mitigates a central limitation (plug-to-plug dispersion) while preserving the many attractive features of gas–liquid segmented flow reactors.

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The article was received on 10 Feb 2010, accepted on 25 Mar 2010 and first published on 12 Apr 2010

Article type: Technical Note
DOI: 10.1039/C002754E
Citation: Lab Chip, 2010,10, 1732-1734
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    Partial wetting gas–liquid segmented flow microreactor

    S. A. Kazemi Oskooei and D. Sinton, Lab Chip, 2010, 10, 1732
    DOI: 10.1039/C002754E

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