Liquid phase oxidation chemistry in continuous-flow microreactors

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Gemoets, H.P.L., Su, Y., Shang, M., Hessel, V., Luque, R. & Noel, T. (2016). Liquid phase oxidation chemistry in continuous-flow microreactors. Chemical Society Reviews, 45(1), 83-117. In Scopus Cited 80 times.

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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