Research report 2016 - Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces
Controlled conditions, controlled chemistry
Gilmore, Kerry*; Pieber, Bartholomäus; Seeberger, Peter H.
Max-Planck-Institut für Kolloid- und Grenzflächenforschung, Potsdam-Golm
SummaryThe success of the vast majority of chemical transformations is reliant on the degree of control exhibited over a wide range of variables. Utilizing flow chemistry – where reagents are passed through a set of conditions via thin tubing as opposed to applying conditions to a round bottom flask – has allowed for achieving chemistries and efficiencies previously inaccessible. The modular nature of this technique has facilitated the development of a novel means of chemical synthesis, which targets core functionalities, allowing for multiple derivatives to be produced with a single flow system.