Synthesis in Chemistry formal lectures and teaching labs tend to be taught using an historic batch process approach. As many chemists are not taught using a flow chemistry approach, most of this knowledge is acquired in batch process. However, flow chemistry brings powerful options, and this course aims to help you apply the knowledge you have acquired in Batch Chemistry to get insight into flow chemistry.
The presentation describes the classification of chemical reactions based on kinetics and how flow chemistry is suitable for this. Then common mistakes are described (happening either before , during or after the reaction) to help researchers perform their research and avoid common (and often overlooked) issues. The course also includes guidelines to help you know how to switch a process and which steps to follow.
This presentation also provides tips on how to look through research papers to extract data from batch to flow chemistry. This will help research scientists to grasp which piece of information is useful, which one is overlooked and how to make the most of it. This includes reading through reported reaction time for instance.
Lastly, a real case example of a diazo reaction is described, highlighting the process to get there and how to adapt it. This whole approach can be better grasped by research scientists and used in their own project.