Continuous microflow photochemistry and its application in pharmaceutical drug discovery, development and production

Oelgemoeller, Michael, and Murata, Akiko (2012) Continuous microflow photochemistry and its application in pharmaceutical drug discovery, development and production. MedChem News, 22 (4). pp. 30-40.

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Abstract

Microflow photochemistry has recently emerged as a new methodology that successfully combines flow operation, micro-space and activation by light ('lab & light on a chip'). Numerous micro-photoreactors for micro-scale synthesis to technical-scale production have been already developed. The main advantages of microflow photoreactors are their beneficial light transmissions, controlled exposure times, accurate temperature control and removal of photoproducts from the irradiated area. These operation features commonly result in higher yields, enhanced selectivity, improved energy efficiencies and reductions of solvent volumes and subsequently waste. This review highlights selected examples of microflow photochemical reactors and transformations of pharmaceutical interest. It unambiguously shows the potential of this enabling technology over conventional (batch)processes.

Item ID: 23851
Item Type: Article (Non-Refereed Research)
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2012 02:38
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