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Application Note-Adapting Catalytic Platforms For Greener Chemistry
Among the other potential benefits of moving to fixed bed flow reactors, is the ease with which benefits of supercritical CO2 (scCO2) can be investigated. HEL has been looking at the hydrogenation of phenol, both on stirred batch platforms (such as HP ChemSCAN) and FlowCAT. Starting with a process documented in the literature, we were able to replicate and extend this easily and quickly using the 8-reactor, 200bar parallel stirred reactor system.
Call for Papers: 12th HEL Conference
Catalytic reactions, hydrogenation in particular, have seen a remarkable surge in interest over the last 10 years, most strikingly in the pharmaceutical and fine chemical industries. More recently, flow chemistry has begun to attract a similar level of interest for a wide range of chemistries, but especially involving heterogeneous catalysis. Join the 12th HEL Conference on September 27th 2011, Cambridge, UK, to speak and hear about recent developments in these areas.
Development of hydrogenation reaction using parallel processing
Heterogeneous hydrogenation reactions can be performed in parallel and quantitative data can be generated in real time as the reaction proceeds. This is an important component of parallel processes development as it allows rapid evaluation of the results. Equally important, it has been shown that with well designed and fully instrumented reactors, performance at different scales varying by two orders of magnitude can be directly compared. This shows that for the three systems studied (HP Chemscan, HP auto-MATE and SIMULAR) the data is perfectly consistent.