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Combining 3D printing and liquid handling to produce user-friendly reactionware for chemical synthesis and purification

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Abstract

We use two 3D-printing platforms as solid- and liquid-handling fabricators, producing sealed reactionware for chemical synthesis with the reagents, catalysts and purification apparatus integrated into monolithic devices. Using this reactionware, a multi-step reaction sequence was performed by simply rotating the device so that the reaction mixture flowed through successive environments under gravity, without the need for any pumps or liquid-handling prior to product retrieval from the reactionware in a pure form.

Graphical abstract: Combining 3D printing and liquid handling to produce user-friendly reactionware for chemical synthesis and purification

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Submitted
06 May 2013
Accepted
10 Jun 2013
First published
10 Jun 2013

This article is Open Access
All publication charges for this article have been paid for by the Royal Society of Chemistry

Chem. Sci., 2013,4, 3099-3103
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Edge Article

Combining 3D printing and liquid handling to produce user-friendly reactionware for chemical synthesis and purification

P. J. Kitson, M. D. Symes, V. Dragone and L. Cronin, Chem. Sci., 2013, 4, 3099
DOI: 10.1039/C3SC51253C

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