Chapter 2.1. Microreactor Technology for Organic Synthesis

  1. Professor Dr. Carlos A. M. Afonso4 and
  2. Professor Dr. João G. Crespo5
  1. Gerhard Jas1,
  2. Ulrich Kunz2 and
  3. Dirk Schmalz3

Published Online: 9 FEB 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527606602.ch2a

Green Separation Processes: Fundamentals and Applications

Green Separation Processes: Fundamentals and Applications

How to Cite

Jas, G., Kunz, U. and Schmalz, D. (2005) Microreactor Technology for Organic Synthesis, in Green Separation Processes: Fundamentals and Applications (eds C. A. M. Afonso and J. G. Crespo), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527606602.ch2a

Editor Information

  1. 4

    CQFM, Department of Chemical Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, 1049-001 Lisbon, Portugal

  2. 5

    REQUIMTE/CQFB, Department of Chemistry, FCT/Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Campus da Caparica, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal

Author Information

  1. 1

    Synthacon GmbH, Am Haupttor, Gebäude 4310, 06237 Leuna, Germany

  2. 2

    Institut für Chemische Verfahrenstechnik, Technische Universität Clausthal, Leibnizstr. 17, 38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany

  3. 3

    Merck KGaA, Zentrale Verfahrenstechnik, Ingenieurtechnik, Frankfurter Straße 250, 64293 Darmstadt, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 FEB 2006
  2. Published Print: 25 MAY 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527309856

Online ISBN: 9783527606603



  • separation processes;
  • microreactor technology (MRT);
  • organic synthesis;
  • MRT in process development;
  • MRT in industrial production


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Key Features of Microreactors

  • Applications of Microreactors

    • Microreactors in Organic Synthesis

    • Applications of MRT in Process Development

    • MRT in Industrial Production

  • Microstructured Unit Operations for Workup

  • Industrial Needs Relating to MRT

  • How can Microreactors Contribute to a Greener Chemistry?

  • Conclusions and Outlook