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Photo-induced ring-closure via a looped flow reactor

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Looped flow processes are an efficient and versatile tool to synthesize complex macromolecular materials. Especially for light-induced ring-closure reactions, which typically require low concentrations, looped flow processes are critical for upscaling. Here, such a reactor was designed to carry out a photo-induced ring-closure reaction via a photo-enol reaction for the synthesis of cyclic polymers, leading to a reduction of required solvent in the synthesis by over a factor of 40, hence giving access to a more economical and fully scalable process.

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The article was received on 12 Aug 2017, accepted on 26 Oct 2017 and first published on 26 Oct 2017

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7RE00124J
Citation: React. Chem. Eng., 2017,2, 826-829

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    Photo-induced ring-closure via a looped flow reactor

    E. Baeten, M. Rubens, K. N. R. Wuest, C. Barner-Kowollik and T. Junkers, React. Chem. Eng., 2017, 2, 826
    DOI: 10.1039/C7RE00124J

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