Improving Solid-Supported Catalyst Productivity by Using Simplified Packed-Bed Microreactors


  • We thank ARO (MAP-MURI) ARO (W911NF-06-1-0315), the Dreyfus and Beckman Foundations, 3M, Rohm and Haas, NIH (CBI), NSF (SENSORS), and NYSTAR.


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Going with the flow: Packed-bed microreactors are formed from polymeric tubing and a resin-supported catalyst. By using supported catalysts in flow systems, productivity and recycling are greatly improved. This approach can be used to couple multiple catalysts together for generating complex molecules in one flow-through process.