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Workshop Flow Chemistry

Workshop Flow Chemistry

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The Flemish Doctoral Schools organize a two-day workshop on the topic “Flow Chemistry” together with the FISCH project consortium ATOM (industriAl plaTform for flOw CheMistry, http://www.avore.be/nl/cases/flow_chemie_atomproject). In this workshop, contemporary topics in flow chemistry and flow engineering are covered by international invited experts in the field and by doctoral students and postdocs from regional universities. The workshop addresses both industrial and academic research.

January 18th-19th  2016

In recent years, continuous flow synthesis has become an important technique in chemical synthesis. While classically being a technique for upscaling of chemical production, flow synthesis becomes more and more also a tool for lab-scale synthesis screening of reactions. Especially the advent of miniaturized microreactors has led to a profound change in how chemical reactions are carried out. Flow application allows fast optimization of reaction conditions with minute amounts of reagents. At the same time, also access is given to synthesis of materials at significant scale due to continuous operation. Flow processes benefit from improved heat and mass transfer of the reactors, thus allowing to work under conditions conventionally not accessible. Also, upscaling of reactions from milligram to kilogram scale can be easily reached already with reactors on laboratory scale.
Flow chemistry marks a paradigm shift in the sense that it requires “rethinking” of synthesis procedures and reconsideration of old beliefs under which conditions certain reactions can be carried out. This workshops aims at giving an introduction to flow chemistry as well as an overview over contemporary research approaches both in industry and academia. Lectures from internationally renowned scientists are mixed with presentations from PhD students and postdoctoral researchers from regional research institutes. Also, the program entails a poster session, which is ideal for networking between academia and industry.

The workshop is directed to PhD students and postdocs from Flemish universities, but also students from other neighboring universities and research institutions are welcome.  Also, in view of the ATOM project consortium, the workshop will specifically address industrial researchers active in flow chemistry or debating to start with flow chemistry research and development.
Participants can register and apply for an oral or poster presentation.