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Themed collection 2018 Reaction Chemistry & Engineering Hot Articles

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Review Article

Metal-based heterogeneous electrocatalysts for reduction of carbon dioxide and nitrogen: mechanisms, recent advances and perspective

Recent progress in the development of metal-based heterogeneous electrocatalysts which have been used in the electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide and nitrogen with superior performance is comprehensively and critically reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Metal-based heterogeneous electrocatalysts for reduction of carbon dioxide and nitrogen: mechanisms, recent advances and perspective
Open Access Communication

Integrated plug flow synthesis and crystallisation of pyrazinamide

Pure pyrazinamide has been produced in a coupled flow synthesis and crystallisation in high yield, pure polymorphic form (γ) and narrow particle size distribution.

Graphical abstract: Integrated plug flow synthesis and crystallisation of pyrazinamide
Open Access Communication

Rapid, selective and stable HaloTag-LbADH immobilization directly from crude cell extract for the continuous biocatalytic production of chiral alcohols and epoxides

A strategy for biocatalyst immobilization in flow directly from the crude cell extract is described.

Graphical abstract: Rapid, selective and stable HaloTag-LbADH immobilization directly from crude cell extract for the continuous biocatalytic production of chiral alcohols and epoxides
Paper

OpenFlowChem – a platform for quick, robust and flexible automation and self-optimisation of flow chemistry

OpenFlowChem – an open-access platform for automation of process control and monitoring optimised for flexibility.

Graphical abstract: OpenFlowChem – a platform for quick, robust and flexible automation and self-optimisation of flow chemistry
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Optimization of the high-throughput synthesis of multiblock copolymer nanoparticles in aqueous media via polymerization-induced self-assembly

High-throughput synthesis of multiblock copolymer nanoparticles via PISA.

Graphical abstract: Optimization of the high-throughput synthesis of multiblock copolymer nanoparticles in aqueous media via polymerization-induced self-assembly
Open Access Paper

Optimum catalyst selection over continuous and discrete process variables with a single droplet microfluidic reaction platform

A mixed-integer nonlinear program (MINLP) algorithm to optimize catalyst turnover number (TON) and product yield by simultaneously modulating discrete variables—catalyst types—and continuous variables—temperature, residence time, and catalyst loading—was implemented and validated.

Graphical abstract: Optimum catalyst selection over continuous and discrete process variables with a single droplet microfluidic reaction platform
Open Access Paper

Laser irradiated vortex fluidic mediated synthesis of luminescent carbon nanodots under continuous flow

High shear vortex fluidics coupled with NIR affords luminescent carbon dots as a scalable process.

Graphical abstract: Laser irradiated vortex fluidic mediated synthesis of luminescent carbon nanodots under continuous flow
Open Access Paper

Efficient kinetic experiments in continuous flow microreactors

Transient temperature and flowrates in continuous flow reaction systems allows for the rapid generation of kinetic data.

Graphical abstract: Efficient kinetic experiments in continuous flow microreactors
Paper

A hierarchical approach to chemical reactor engineering: an application to micro packed bed reactors

CFD-based hierarchical modeling is applied for the full-scale analysis of a micro packed bed reactor.

Graphical abstract: A hierarchical approach to chemical reactor engineering: an application to micro packed bed reactors
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Batch–flow hybrid synthesis of the antipsychotic clozapine

The development of batch–flow hybrid processes is becoming an attractive prospect through which chemists can make use of the best aspects of both technologies.

Graphical abstract: Batch–flow hybrid synthesis of the antipsychotic clozapine
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This collection of articles highlights the hottest articles published in Reaction Chemistry & Engineering in 2018, as selected by the editors. Congratulations to all the authors whose outstanding articles are featured, and we hope you enjoy reading them.

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