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Vortex Fluidic Chemical Transformations

Vortex Fluidic Chemical Transformations
Joshua Britton, Keith A. Stubbs, Gregory A. Weiss, Colin L. Raston
Driving chemical transformations in dynamic thin films represents a rapidly thriving and diversifying research area. Dynamic thin films provide a number of benefits including large surface areas, high shearing rates, rapid heat and mass transfer, micromixing and fluidic pressure waves. Combinations of these effects provide an avant-garde style of conducting chemical reactions with surprising and unusual outcomes. The vortex fluidic device (VFD) has proved its capabilities in accelerating and increasing the efficiencies of numerous organic, materials and biochemical reactions. This Minireview surveys transformations that have benefited from VFD-mediated processing, and identifies concepts driving the effectiveness of vortex-based dynamic thin films. Many organic, materials and biochemical transformations benefit from vibrational responses within thin films. Over the last few years an international collaboration has explored these effects on several scientific disciplines. This Minireview encapsulates these outcomes and critically examines how vortexing thin films drives creative approaches to chemical processes.

Publisher URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/doi

DOI: 10.1002/chem.201700888

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