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A Microfluidic System for the Continuous Recycling of Unmodified Homogeneous Palladium Catalysts through Liquid/Liquid Phase Separation

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  • Prof. Dr. Pengfei Li,

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    1. Center for Organic Chemistry, Frontier Institute of Science and Technology, Xi'an Jiaotong University, 99 Yanxiang Road, Xi'an, Shaanxi, 710054 (China)
    • Pengfei Li, Center for Organic Chemistry, Frontier Institute of Science and Technology, Xi'an Jiaotong University, 99 Yanxiang Road, Xi'an, Shaanxi, 710054 (China)

      Klavs F. Jensen, Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 (USA)

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  • Dr. Jason S. Moore ,

    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 (USA)
    2. Current address Dow Chemical Company, 2301 N. Brazosport Blvd., Freeport, TX 77541 (USA)
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  • Prof. Dr. Klavs F. Jensen

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    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 (USA)
    • Pengfei Li, Center for Organic Chemistry, Frontier Institute of Science and Technology, Xi'an Jiaotong University, 99 Yanxiang Road, Xi'an, Shaanxi, 710054 (China)

      Klavs F. Jensen, Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 (USA)

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Abstract

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A parting of the waves: A prototype microflow system for the continuous recycling of homogeneous catalysts through liquid/liquid phase separation was developed and its effectiveness demonstrated in a challenging palladium-catalyzed hydroxylation reaction. The unmodified catalyst is recycled under standard reaction conditions by using a combination of chemical and engineering methods.

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