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Recent Advances in 3D Printing for Continuous Flow Chemistry

Montaner, Mireia Benito; Hilton, Stephen T; (2024) Recent Advances in 3D Printing for Continuous Flow Chemistry. Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry , Article 100923. 10.1016/j.cogsc.2024.100923. (In press). Green open access

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Abstract

Continuous flow processes have distinct advantages over batch chemistry when it comes to long-term sustainability in the chemical industry, and they are widely acknowledged as being a greener approach to synthesis. However, despite this, the high costs and complexity of current commercial systems act as barriers to entry in this key technology for new entrants, stymieing chemists transition to continuous flow. In this overview, we discuss how 3D printing has emerged as a transformative force for chemists seeking to move into continuous flow. Alongside the physical equipment and microreactors, recent reports on incorporation of catalysts into 3D-printed reactors offers great promise for recyclability and environmental sustainability and the combined convergence of 3D printing and catalysis represents a transformative shift towards environmentally conscious, efficient, and standardized chemical processes in continuous flow.

Type: Article
Title: Recent Advances in 3D Printing for Continuous Flow Chemistry
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.cogsc.2024.100923
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cogsc.2024.100923
Language: English
Additional information: © 2024 Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > UCL School of Pharmacy
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > UCL School of Pharmacy > Pharma and Bio Chemistry
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10191198
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