Machine-Assisted Organic Synthesis.
Bottom Line: In this Review we describe how the advent of machines is impacting on organic synthesis programs, with particular emphasis on the practical issues associated with the design of chemical reactors.Additional technologies have been developed to facilitate more specialized reaction techniques such as electrochemical and photochemical methods.All of these areas create both opportunities and challenges during adoption as enabling technologies.
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Mentions: The use of gas‐permeable membranes has greatly increased safety when dealing with hazardous reagents, such as diazomethane. Through the in situ generation, transportation, and reaction of diazomethane (CH2N2) in a membrane‐based microreactor system (Figure 5), researchers were able to conduct a variety of methylation reactions without the need to maintain any quantity of CH2N2.32 A similar membrane system has also been reported by this group when carrying out catalytic Heck reactions with O2.33
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