21st IUPAC International Conference on Organic Synthesis

We are pleased to announce the 21st International Conference on Organic Synthesis (ICOS 21) which will be held on 11–16 December 2016 at IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India.

This biennial IUPAC event is a platform for the exhibition of new and upcoming topics in the field of organic chemistry.

Returning to India for the first time since ICOS 10 was held at IIS Bangalore in 1994, this conference aims to bring together new ideas across total synthesis, design of new methodologies, flow chemistry, C–H activation, synthetic biology, pharmaceutical chemistry and industrial chemistry.

Register now to attend the meeting alongside the following speakers:

Special Lecture

Professor Goverdhan Mehta, University of Hyderabad, India

Plenary Speakers

  • Janine Cossy, Institute of Chemistry, Biology and Innovation, France
  • Michael Krische, The University of Texas, Austin, USA
  • Dawei Ma, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, China
  • Klaus Muellen, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany
  • Ganesh Pandey, CBMR, India
  • Viresh Rawal, The University of Chicago, USA
  • Chris Senanayake, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, USA
  • Keisuke Suzuki, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Dean Toste, University of California, USA
  • Herbert Waldmann, Max Planck University of Molecular Physiology, Germany
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2016 AIChE Annual Meeting – RSC stand and speakers

2016 AIChE Annual Meeting

The AIChE Annual Meeting is nearly here! Make sure to visit Stand 33 in the East Lounge, Ballroom Level of the Hilton San Francisco Union Square where the Royal Society of Chemistry and Reaction Chemistry & Engineering Executive Editor Neil Hammond will be on hand to talk about your work:

RSC stand location

In addition, Reaction Chemistry & Engineering Editorial Board Chair Klavs F. Jensen and Scientific Editor Saif F. Khan will be chairing the Reaction Chemistry & Engineering sessions on Tuesday 15 November. Check out the list of confirmed speakers:

Session 375: Reaction Chemistry and Engineering I
Chair: Klavs F. Jensen, MIT, USA – Editorial Board Chair of Reaction Chemistry & Engineering

  • Yang Xiao, Purdue University, USA
  • Vivek V. Ranade, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India
  • Sara Jo Taylor, North Carolina State University, USA
  • Paul J. Dauenhauer, University of Minnesota, USA
  • Lukas T. Vömel, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Mark Saeys, Ghent University, Belgium

Session 434: Reaction Chemistry and Engineering II
Chair: Saif A. Khan, NUS, Singapore – Scientific Editor of Reaction Chemistry & Engineering

  • Marcel Schmidt, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
  • Noor Al-Rifai, University College London, UK
  • Andrew Leung, Imperial College London, UK
  • Andreas Jörke, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Eric Grolman, DSM Ahead B.V., Netherlands
  • Irem Sen, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Boris Chubukov, University of Colorado, USA

Also attending from the Reaction Chemistry & Engineering Editorial Board:

  • Mark E. Davis, California Institute of Technology, USA
  • Alexander Katz, University of California, USA
  • Guangsheng Luo, Tsinghua University, China
  • Dionision G Vlachos, University of Delaware, USA
  • and special thanks to Advisory Board member Ryan Hartman, New York University, USA, for organising these sessions!

See the full Technical Program for the meeting. Klavs, Saif and Neil look forward to welcoming you to San Francisco.

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‘Robo-chemist’ optimises reactions in one day

Reaction Chemistry & Engineering Chair Klavs Jensen and colleague Steve Buchwald have developed an intelligent automated reactor that drastically cuts the time it takes to optimise cross-coupling reactions.

Their automated flow reactor that can respond to the results of experiments and determine the optimum conditions for catalytic reactions within a single day.

suzuki miyaura optimisation

RCE Advisory Board member Ryan Hartman highly praises the research as a ‘vital contribution that advances both synthetic chemistry and chemical engineering’ in Chemistry World.

Check out the full story by Jamie Durrani here.


This article is open access

B J Reizman et al, React. Chem. Eng., 2016, DOI: 10.1039/C6RE00153J

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Batch and flow: united at last

Batch and flow chemistry can finally be carried out together on the same system!

Reaction Chemistry & Engineering Editorial Board member Steve Ley and colleague Daniel Fitzpatrick at the University of Cambridge have developed an automated reactor that can carry out both batch and flow processes, allowing for greater automation of multi-step synthesis.

Read the full story in Chemistry World.

This article is free to access until 25 November 2016

D E Fitzpatrick and S V Ley, React. Chem. Eng., 2016, DOI: 10.1039/C6RE00160B

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2016 AIChE Annual Meeting

The AIChE Annual Meeting is the premier educational forum for chemical engineers interested in innovation and professional growth. Academic and industry experts will cover a wide range of topics relevant to cutting-edge research, new technologies, and emerging growth areas in chemical engineering.

With the meeting fast-approaching, we are delighted to announce that Reaction Chemistry & Engineering will be running two sessions on Tuesday, 15 November:

Session 375: Reaction Chemistry and Engineering I
Chair: Klavs F. Jensen, Chair of Reaction Chemistry & Engineering

Session 434: Reaction Chemistry and Engineering II
Chair: Saif A. Khan, Scientific Editor for Reaction Chemistry & Engineering

These sessions will focus on the following topics:

  • Reaction mechanism and kinetics
  • Reaction analysis and monitoring
  • Catalytic reactions
  • Multiphase and new reactor technology

Check out the full Technical Program for the meeting and we look forward to seeing you in San Francisco!

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Top 10 Most-accessed Reaction Chemistry & Engineering articles – Q3 2016

This month sees the following articles in Reaction Chemistry & Engineering that are in the top ten most accessed from July – September 2016:

Why not take a look at the articles today and blog your thoughts and comments below.

Towards scalable and controlled synthesis of metal–organic framework materials using continuous flow reactors
Peter W. Dunne, Edward Lester and Richard I. Walton
React. Chem. Eng., 2016,1, 352-360
DOI: 10.1039/C6RE00107F

Self-optimisation of the final stage in the synthesis of EGFR kinase inhibitor AZD9291 using an automated flow reactor
Nicholas Holmes, Geoffrey R. Akien, A. John Blacker, Robert L. Woodward, Rebecca E. Meadows and Richard A. Bourne
React. Chem. Eng., 2016,1, 366-371
DOI: 10.1039/C6RE00059B

Continuous flow Buchwald–Hartwig amination of a pharmaceutical intermediate
Polina Yaseneva, Paul Hodgson, Jacek Zakrzewski, Sebastian Falß, Rebecca E. Meadows and Alexei A. Lapkin
React. Chem. Eng., 2016,1, 229-238
DOI: 10.1039/C5RE00048C

Monolith-based 68Ga processing: a new strategy for purification to facilitate direct radiolabelling methods
Ping He, Benjamin P. Burke, Gonçalo S. Clemente, Nathan Brown, Nicole Pamme and Stephen J. Archibald
React. Chem. Eng., 2016,1, 361-365
DOI: 10.1039/C6RE00081A

A multistep continuous flow synthesis machine for the preparation of pyrazoles via a metal-free amine-redox process
Jian-Siang Poh, Duncan L. Browne and Steven V. Ley
React. Chem. Eng., 2016,1, 101-105
DOI: 10.1039/C5RE00082C

Kinetics analysis and automated online screening of aminocarbonylation of aryl halides in flow
Jason S. Moore, Christopher D. Smith and Klavs F. Jensen
React. Chem. Eng., 2016,1, 272-279
DOI: 10.1039/C6RE00007J

Controlled generation and use of CO in flow
Steffen V. F. Hansen, Zoe E. Wilson, Trond Ulven and Steven V. Ley
React. Chem. Eng., 2016,1, 280-287
DOI: 10.1039/C6RE00020G

Structuring hybrid palladium nanoparticles in metallic monolithic reactors for continuous-flow three-phase alkyne hydrogenation
Davide Albani, Gianvito Vilé, Mario Alejandro Beltran Toro, Rolf Kaufmann, Sharon Mitchell and Javier Pérez-Ramírez
React. Chem. Eng., 2016,1, 454-462
DOI: 10.1039/C6RE00114A

Hydrogenation of 2-methyl-3-butyn-2-ol over a Pd/ZnO catalyst: kinetic model and selectivity study
S. Vernuccio, R. Goy, Ph. Rudolf von Rohr, J. Medlock and W. Bonrath
React. Chem. Eng., 2016,1, 445-453
DOI: 10.1039/C6RE00093B

Hydrogenation of the liquid organic hydrogen carrier compound dibenzyltoluene – reaction pathway determination by 1H NMR spectroscopy
G. Do, P. Preuster, R. Aslam, A. Bösmann, K. Müller, W. Arlt and P. Wasserscheid
React. Chem. Eng., 2016,1, 313-320
DOI: 10.1039/C5RE00080G

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Top 10 Reviewers for Reaction Chemistry & Engineering

Many thanks to our reviewers and community

In celebration of Peer Review Week, with the theme of Recognition for Review, we would like to highlight the top 10 reviewers for Reaction Chemistry & Engineering in 2016, as selected by the editor for their significant contribution to the journal.

Top 10 Reviewers for Reaction Chemistry & Engineering:
– Professor Ian Baxendale – University of Durham, UK
– Dr Duncan Browne – Cardiff University, UK
– Professor Klaus Jensen – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
– Dr Darren Bradshaw – University of Southampton, UK
– Professor Saif Khan – National University of Singapore, Singapore
– Dr Jun Yue – University of Groningen, Netherlands
– Dr Paul Watts – Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa
– Dr Christian Goldsmith – Auburn University, USA
– Dr Qingjie Ge – Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, China
– Dr Bert Weckhuysen – Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science, Netherlands

We would like to say a massive thank you to these reviewers as well as the Reaction Chemistry & Engineering board and all of the chemistry and engineering communities for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.

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Flow chemistry for on-demand chlorine

No one wants to stock cylinders of toxic and corrosive chlorine in the lab. Now, researchers working with the gas can generate small amounts when and where they need it.

Read the full story by Abigail Hallowes in Chemistry World.

This article is free to access until 05 October 2016

F J Strauss et alReact. Chem. Eng., 2016, DOI: 10.1039/C6RE00135A

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XXII International Conference on Chemical Reactors (CHEMREACTOR-22)

It is a pleasure to announce the XXII International Conference on Chemical Reactors (CHEMREACTOR-22) to be held on 19-23 September 2016 in London, UK.

The CHEMREACTOR conference has a long history and solid tradition. It has been held in different countries and cities associated to major research centers, where activity is connected with the development of innovative chemical technology.

This time the conference will be hosted by University College London (UCL), one of the most prestigious universities in the world, with a rich legacy and vibrant research culture.

Plenary Lecturers

Professor Gilbert Froment

Texas A&M University, TX, USA

A Professor Mikhail Slin’ko Honorary Lecture:

ADVANCED FUNDAMENTAL KINETICS FOR COMMERCIAL HYDROCARBON CONVERSION PROCESSES

Professor Sergey Aldoshin

Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics RAS, Moscow, Russia

FILTRATION COMBUSTION OF SOLID FUELS WITH SUPERADIABATIC OVERHEATING

Professor Lynn Gladden

University of Cambridge, UK

Professor Jinghai Li

Institute for Process Engineering, Beijing, China

REALIZING VIRTUAL REALITY OF CHEMICAL REACTORS: THE PATH IS AT MESOSCALES

Professor Murray Moo-Young

Waterloo University, Ontario, Canada

BIOREACTOR SYSTEMS DESIGN FOR THE PRODUCTION OF CLEAN FUELS

Professor Sotiris E. Pratsinis

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland

ENGINEERING OF AEROSOL REACTORS

Dr. David West

SABIC Technology Center, Sugarland, TX, USA

BIFURCATIONS IN THE OXIDATIVE COUPLING OF METHANE

Plenary Lecturers

Professor Gilbert Froment

Texas A&M University, TX, USA

A Professor Mikhail Slin’ko Honorary Lecture:

ADVANCED FUNDAMENTAL KINETICS FOR COMMERCIAL HYDROCARBON CONVERSION PROCESSES

Professor Sergey Aldoshin

Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics RAS, Moscow, Russia

FILTRATION COMBUSTION OF SOLID FUELS WITH SUPERADIABATIC OVERHEATING

Professor Lynn Gladden

University of Cambridge, UK

Professor Jinghai Li

Institute for Process Engineering, Beijing, China

REALIZING VIRTUAL REALITY OF CHEMICAL REACTORS: THE PATH IS AT MESOSCALES

Professor Murray Moo-Young

Waterloo University, Ontario, Canada

BIOREACTOR SYSTEMS DESIGN FOR THE PRODUCTION OF CLEAN FUELS

Professor Sotiris E. Pratsinis

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland

ENGINEERING OF AEROSOL REACTORS

Dr. David West

SABIC Technology Center, Sugarland, TX, USA

BIFURCATIONS IN THE OXIDATIVE COUPLING OF METHANE

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International Workshop on Process Intensification 2016

This international conference will feature contributions from both industry and academia, covering PI in agriculture, biotechnology, chemical technology, energy conversion and environmental processes, either as a single intensified process or as an integrated process intensification applied to industrial production.

International Workshop on Process Intensification (IWPI) 2016 will create a multi-disciplinary environment for the advancement of the PI-technology. This is an ideal event for anyone who is active in PI at all levels.

Register now

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