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Flow chemistry in undergraduate organic chemistry education

König, Burkhard, Kreitmeier, Peter, Hilgers, Petra and Wirth, Thomas 2013. Flow chemistry in undergraduate organic chemistry education. Journal of Chemical Education 90 (7) , pp. 934-936. 10.1021/ed3006083

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Abstract

On the basis of already existing (batch-mode) experiments, novel experiments in flow reactors have been developed that are continuous (flow-mode), as analogous to many industrial processes. The new flow-mode experiments have been implemented as experiments in laboratory classes by designing new experimental protocols and incorporating them into existing courses. The flow-type reactions can be controlled easily and students can rapidly apply various reaction conditions and directly monitor the effect on the outcome of the reaction using either off-line or on-line analysis, which is not possible using current (batch-mode) equipment. This gives students a novel type of control over their experiments as they are “space-resolved”. The experiments using flow reactor technology consume much less solvents and chemicals. Students recognize the large impact on sustainability when performing reactions in flow reactors.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Chemistry
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Uncontrolled Keywords: Upper-Division Undergraduate; Laboratory Instruction; Organic Chemistry; Hands-On Learning/Manipulatives; Amides; Grignard Reagents; Laboratory Equipment/Apparatus; NMR Spectroscopy; Synthesis; Thin Layer Chromatography
Publisher: American Chemical Society
ISSN: 0021-9584
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 05:06
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/48531

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