Combining 3D printing and liquid handling to produce user-friendly reactionware for chemical synthesis and purification

Kitson, P. J., Symes, M. D. , Dragone, V. and Cronin, L. (2013) Combining 3D printing and liquid handling to produce user-friendly reactionware for chemical synthesis and purification. Chemical Science, 4(8), pp. 3099-3103. (doi:10.1039/C3SC51253C)

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Abstract

We use two 3D-printing platforms as solid- and liquid-handling fabricators, producing sealed reactionware for chemical synthesis with the reagents, catalysts and purification apparatus integrated into monolithic devices. Using this reactionware, a multi-step reaction sequence was performed by simply rotating the device so that the reaction mixture flowed through successive environments under gravity, without the need for any pumps or liquid-handling prior to product retrieval from the reactionware in a pure form.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Symes, Dr Mark and Kitson, Dr Philip and Cronin, Professor Leroy
Authors: Kitson, P. J., Symes, M. D., Dragone, V., and Cronin, L.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Chemical Science
Publisher:Royal Society of Chemistry
ISSN:2041-6520
ISSN (Online):2041-6539
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2013 The Authors
First Published:First published in Chemical Science 4(8):3099-3103
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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