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Issue 17, 2014
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Nanocrystal synthesis in microfluidic reactors: where next?

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Abstract

The past decade has seen a steady rise in the use of microfluidic reactors for nanocrystal synthesis, with numerous studies reporting improved reaction control relative to conventional batch chemistry. However, flow synthesis procedures continue to lag behind batch methods in terms of chemical sophistication and the range of accessible materials, with most reports having involved simple one- or two-step chemical procedures directly adapted from proven batch protocols. Here we examine the current status of microscale methods for nanocrystal synthesis, and consider what role microreactors might ultimately play in laboratory-scale research and industrial production.

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Submitted
08 Apr 2014
Accepted
30 May 2014
First published
09 Jun 2014

This article is Open Access

Lab Chip, 2014,14, 3172-3180
Article type
Frontier

Nanocrystal synthesis in microfluidic reactors: where next?

T. W. Phillips, I. G. Lignos, R. M. Maceiczyk, A. J. deMello and J. C. deMello, Lab Chip, 2014, 14, 3172
DOI: 10.1039/C4LC00429A

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