Breaking news… first Advance Articles published

HeaderThe first Reaction Chemistry & Engineering Advance Articles are now published!

A big thank you to all our board members, authors, referees and others that have worked hard to make this possible.

Read on for a taster of what’s available, and take some time to explore our content. Articles will now be published online as soon as they are ready – the best way to keep up to date with the latest work is to subscribe to our RSS feed or sign-up to email alerts. Don’t forget, the first two volumes of Reaction Chemistry & Engineering are free-to-access for everyone.

A selection of our very first articles:

GAInfluence of water on the deprotonation and the ionic mechanisms of a Heck alkynylation and its resultant E-factors” by Chuntian Hu, Kevin H. Shaughnessy and Ryan L. Hartman

This paper presents a comprehensive investigation into the influence of water on the cationic and anionic derivatives of the deprotonation mechanism of a Heck alkynylation, including evaluation of kinetic parameters, DFT free energy calculations and E-factor analysis in batch and continuous flow. The study increases understanding of how chemical waste generated during Heck alkynylations can be minimised.


A convenient numbering-up strategy for the scale-up of gas–liquid photoredox catalysis in flow by Yuanhai Su, Koen Kuijpers, Volker Hessel and Timothy Noël

This paper presents a modular photocatalytic flow reactor system and its application to the scale-up of the aerobic oxidation of thiols to disulfides, showing a good flow distribution and a yield comparable to a single device. The assembly is made up of only commercially available parts and can be quickly put together by anyone familiar with flow chemistry.


Thermolysis of 1,3-dioxin-4-ones: fast generation of kinetic data using in-line analysis under flow” by Thomas Durand, Cyril Henry, David Bolien, David C. Harrowven, Sally Bloodworth, Xavier Franck and Richard J. Whitby

This paper uses a commercial flow reactor with stepped flow rate for rapid acquisition of kinetic data for the thermolysis of 1,3-dioxin-4-ones. UV and IR provide in-line reaction analysis and kinetic information is extracted from the resulting spectra. The methods developed are widely applicable for reaction study and process development.

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