Liquid phase oxidation chemistry in continuous-flow microreactors

H.P.L. Gemoets, Y. Su, M. Shang, V. Hessel, R. Luque, T. Noel

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Abstract

Continuous-flow liquid phase oxidation chemistry in microreactors receives a lot of attention as the reactor provides enhanced heat and mass transfer characteristics, safe use of hazardous oxidants, high interfacial areas, and scale-up potential. In this review, an up-to-date overview of both technological and chemical aspects of liquid phase oxidation chemistry in continuous-flow microreactors is given. A description of mass and heat transfer phenomena is provided and fundamental principles are deduced which can be used to make a judicious choice for a suitable reactor. In addition, the safety aspects of continuous-flow technology are discussed. Next, oxidation chemistry in flow is discussed, including the use of oxygen, hydrogen peroxide, ozone and other oxidants in flow. Finally, the scale-up potential for continuous-flow reactors is described
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-117
JournalChemical Society Reviews
Volume45
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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