Selective organic reactions using microreactors

Jun Ichi Yoshida, Seiji Suga, Aiichiro Nagaki

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Organic reactions using microreactors have attracted significant research interest because of their inherent features such as fast mixing, precise temperature control, and precise residence time control. These features are especially advantages for fast and exothermic reactions, which are difficult to perform using conventional macro-scale batch reactors in a controlled manner. Some examples of such reactions including Friedel-Crafts alkylation, cationic polymerization, and Swern oxidation are described in this article. Other examples are also demonstrated with the special emphasis on multiphase reactions. These examples speak well for the potentiality of microreactors in the enhancement of the ability of organic synthesis to meet demanding expectations in future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)511-522
Number of pages12
JournalYuki Gosei Kagaku Kyokaishi/Journal of Synthetic Organic Chemistry
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Micro heat exchanger
  • Micromixer
  • Microreactor
  • Mixing
  • Residence time
  • Selectivity
  • Temperature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry


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