Flow Chemistry Europe

3rd International Conference of the Flow Chemistry Society

The 3rd International Conference of the Flow Chemistry Society aims to unite and represent those who are actively working on this rapidly developing field. As the society's main European meeting, it is dedicated to the integration of flow chemistry into everyday practice throughout the world by delivering the latest knowledge and making it available for the entire chemistry community. Society member's may register at a reduced price.

The presentations will focus on hot topics such as Meso Flow Chemistry and Microfluidic Chemistry. New Directions in Flow Chemistry will also be covered.

Running alongside the conference will be an exhibition covering the latest technological advances and associated services within this field.

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Tuesday, 19 March 2013

08:00 Registration

Meso Flow Chemistry

09:00 Introduction and Welcome to the Flow Chemistry Society
Ferenc Darvas, Chairman, Flow Chemistry Society

09:15 Keynote Presentation
New Tools for Molecule Makers
Steven Ley, Professor, University of Cambridge

This lecture will look at the challenges and difficulties presented to the synthetic chemist when preparing materials for commercial production and how the use of solid-supported reagents and other flow processing techniques can help.

10:00 Towards Lipase-Catalyzed Reactions under Continuous Flow Conditions
Rodrigo Souza, Associate Professor, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Recent achievements on lipase catalyzed monoacylglycerol production, kinetic resolution of amines/alcohols and synthesis of sugar ester derivatives under continuous flow conditions will be presented.

10:30 Coffee Break and Networking in the Exhibition Hall

11:15 Economic and Practical Considerations of Switching from Batch to Continuous
Robert Ashe, Managing Director, AM Technology

The commercial case for flow technology in chemical manufacturing is influenced by price competition and production costs. Success in switching from batch to continuous relies on identifying the right applications and employing the right hardware solutions.

11:45 Oxidations and Reductions with Iron-based Nanomaterials – a Continuous-Flow Approach
Toma Glasnov, Scientist, Karl Franzens University Graz

12:15 Lunch Break and Networking in Exhibition Hall

13:30 Poster Viewing Session

Lab to Pilot

14:15 Keynote Presentation
From Chemical to Process - Design Intensification in Flow - Novel Process Windows for Future Factories in Chemistry
Volker Hessel, Professor, Eindhoven University of Technology

Micro Process Technology facilitates heat and mass transfer (transport intensification). Novel Process Windows go beyond – the exploration of unusual harsh process conditions (chemical intensification) and, in a more holistic picture, a completely new and process design (process-design intensification).

15:00 Rate Based Process Design, Scale Up Across Equipment Types
Frans Muller, Professor, University of Leeds

This presentation will focus on generating and using laboratory data to develop rate expressions that can be used to evaluate different manufacturing options.

15:30 Coffee Break and Networking in the Exhibition Hall

16:00 Solids in Flow: Synthesis of Solids and Use of Solids
Tyler McQuade, Associate Professor, Florida State University

Synthesis and use of solids in flow can be challenging. This talk will highlight strategies and benefits of using solids in flow.

16:45 End of Day One

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Microfluidic Flow Chemistry

09:00 Keynote Presentation
Microfluidic and Continuous Flow Reactors for Organic Synthesis
Paul Watts, Research Chair in Microfluidic Bio/Chemical Processing, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Microfluidic and meso flow reactors will be compared to address how industry can scale reactions efficiently.

09:45 New Developments in Flow Chemistry
Floris Rutjes, Professor, Radboud University Nijmegen

The focus of this lecture will be on highly controlled gas/liquid processes in continuous flow labscale devices

10:15 Coffee Break and Networking in the Exhibition Hall

11:00 Supporting Tools for Development of Flow Chemistry Applications
Krist Gernaey, Associate Professor, Technical University of Denmark

Process development is time-consuming. Tools from the process systems engineering (PSE) field which can support efficient development of continuous processes in micro- or meso-scale reactors will be highlighted.

11:30 Flow Process Design for Complex Pharma Related Syntheses
Alexei Lapkin, Professor, University of Warwick

Formulation of design criteria on the basis of molecular understanding of chemical reactions is presented for the cases of stoichiometric reduction, C-C and C-N coupling and photochemical oxidation in the syntheses of APIs.

12:00 Lunch Break and Networking in Exhibition Hall

13:30 Poster Viewing Session

New Directions

14:00 Flow Synthesis of Plasmonic Nanoparticles Using Micro Fluid Segments
Michael Koehler, Professor, Technische Universitat Ilmenau

14:30 Intensifying the Production of Polymers by Microfluidic-assisted Continuous-flow Processes
Christophe Serra, Professor, University of Strasbourg

15:00 Coffee Break and Networking in the Exhibition Hall

15:30 Examples of Continuous Flow Chemistry Using A Novel Non-Resonant Microwave Applicator
Mats Larhed, Group Leader, Uppsala University

16:00 Continuous Clean Alkene Epoxidation Process Technology for the Production of Commercially Important Epoxide Building Blocks
Basu Saha, Professor, London South Bank University

This lecture will highlight cleaner and efficient catalytic epoxidation methods using an environmentally benign process. This new process provides many advantages to potential users: feedstock flexibility, atom efficiency, flexibility of scale of production, reduced unit costs and improved profitability.

19 Mar - 20 Mar 2013
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