Issue 17, 2014

Tools for chemical synthesis in microsystems


Chemical synthesis in microsystems has evolved from simple proof-of-principle examples to become a general technique in academia and industry. Numerous such “flow chemistry” applications are now found in pharmaceutical and fine chemical synthesis. Much of the development has been based on systems employing macroscopic flow components and tubes, rather than the integrated chip technology envisioned by the lab-on-a-chip community. We review the major developments in systems for flow chemistry and discuss limitations underlying the development of chip-scale integrated systems.

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17 Mar 2014
14 May 2014
First published
28 May 2014
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Lab Chip, 2014,14, 3206-3212

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Tools for chemical synthesis in microsystems

K. F. Jensen, B. J. Reizman and S. G. Newman, Lab Chip, 2014, 14, 3206 DOI: 10.1039/C4LC00330F

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