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Continuous-flow reactorsfor the rapid evolution and validation of kinetic motifs


Christopher A. Hone, Richard A. Bourne, Frans L. Muller*

*Corresponding author

Institute of Process Research and Development (iPRD),

School of Chemistry and School of Chemical Engineering,

University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

Picture on the left: Christopher A. Hone


In this paper we apply the concept of a kinetic motif as a simple way to represent all the time-dependent behaviour in a single-step or multi-step reaction system. Small-scale continuous-flow reactors offer the potential to rapidly collect large amounts of data while accessing conventionally challenging experimental conditions. The scope of the approach is demonstrated on reaction case study examples.