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Title: Design and fabrication of an electrochemical microreactor and its use in electroorganic synthesis
Author: Watts, Kevin
Awarding Body: Cardiff University
Current Institution: Cardiff University
Date of Award: 2013
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Organic electrochemistry provides a straight forward and efficient method for the generation of a wide variety of reactive intermediates. It does however; suffer from limitations such as the need for supporting electrolytes. The scale up process can also be difficult from preparative to large scale batch syntheses. Interest in the field of microreactor technology has grown over the last 10 to 20 years. This is due to increasing efforts in making organic chemistry a “greener” process, using less solvents and expensive chemical reagents. Combining these two fields of chemistry provides a platform for making organic electrochemistry more appealing to chemists and industry, although the technology is still in its infancy. As there are no commercially available microreactors for electroorganic synthesis, one has been designed and fabricated before it can be used for electroorganic syntheses in a flow environment.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: QD Chemistry