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Interfacial organic synthesis in a simple droplet-based microfluidic system

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Abstract

A spherical liquid–liquid interface can be obtained by dispersing one liquid phase into another to form droplets, which will facilitate the two-phase reactions between the immiscible participating fluids. The phase transfer catalysts assembled at the droplet “wall” catalyze the reactions between the aqueous and organic phases. The study illustrates an interfacial synthetic approach which is ideal for the biphasic reaction by taking advantage of the droplet-based microdevice. The improved reaction efficiency can be attributed to the high surface-to-volume ratio and internal flow circulation in the droplets.

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The article was received on 11 Jan 2012, accepted on 30 Jan 2012 and first published on 31 Jan 2012


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C2LC40052A
Citation: Lab Chip, 2012,12, 1373-1377

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    Interfacial organic synthesis in a simple droplet-based microfluidic system

    J. Ji, Y. Zhao, L. Guo, B. Liu, C. Ji and P. Yang, Lab Chip, 2012, 12, 1373
    DOI: 10.1039/C2LC40052A

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