“Why use Flow Chemistry?”

Time & Location

Wednesday: 11.00 to 11.15, Stage 5


Martyn FordhamManaging Director - Asynt

About this presentation

Scientists use flow chemistry as a powerful technique for carrying out chemical reactions in a continuous flow stream. This approach offers several advantages over traditional batch reactions, including:

1. Improved reaction control: In flow chemistry, the reactants are continuously pumped through a reactor, allowing for precise control of reaction conditions such as temperature, pressure, and reaction time. This results in improved reaction selectivity and yield, as well as reduced side reactions and waste.
2. Scalability: Flow chemistry allows for easy scale-up of reactions by simply adjusting the flow rate and reactor size, which makes it an attractive method for industrial production.
3. Safety: Flow chemistry can be a safer alternative to traditional batch reactions, as the smaller reaction volumes and precise control of reaction conditions can reduce the risk of chemical accidents.
4. Novel reaction discovery: Flow chemistry allows for the rapid screening of a large number of reaction conditions, which can lead to the discovery of novel reactions and new synthetic pathways.

Overall, flow chemistry is a valuable tool for modern synthetic chemistry and has enabled the development of new synthetic methods and processes that were previously difficult or impossible to achieve with traditional batch reactions.

Speaker Bio:

Martyn has been working in the Chemistry field for over thirty years, going on to form Asynt Ltd in 2003. With a custom glass blowing background, Martyn has been involved in many product development programs, both for previous employers and now of course Asynt and Uniqsis of which Martyn is also founder and CEO. Martyn is head of product development within Asynt and is keen to expand the portfolio of products available with innovative and useful new tools for the laboratory.