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Some recent advances in the design and the use of miniaturized droplet-based continuous process: Applications in chemistry and high-pressure microflows

Lorber, Nicolas and Sarrazin, Flavie and Guillot, Pierre and Panizza, Pascal and Colin, Annie and Pavageau, Bertrand and Hany, Cindy and Maestro, Patrick and Marre, Samuel and Delclos, Thomas and Aymonier, Cyril and Subra, Pascale and Prat, Laurent E. and Gourdon, Christophe and Mignard, Emmanuel Some recent advances in the design and the use of miniaturized droplet-based continuous process: Applications in chemistry and high-pressure microflows. (2011) Lab on a Chip, vol. 11 (n° 5). pp. 779-787. ISSN 1473-0197

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C0LC00058B

Abstract

This mini-review focuses on two different miniaturizing approaches: the first one describes the generation and use of droplets flowing within a millifluidic tool as individual batch microreactors. The second one reports the use of high pressure microflows in chemistry. Millifluidics is an inexpensive, versatile and easy to use approach which is upscaled from microfluidics. It enables one to produce hierarchically organized multiple emulsions or particles with a good control over sizes and shapes, as well as to provide a convenient data acquisition platform dedicated to slow or rather fast chemical reactions, i.e., from hours to a few minutes. High-pressure resistant devices were recently fabricated and used to generate stable droplets from pressurized fluids such as supercritical fluid–liquid systems. We believe that supercritical microfluidics is a promising tool to develop sustainable processes in chemistry.

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Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:Other partners > Arts et Métiers ParisTech (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS
Other partners > Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes - ENSCR (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT
Other partners > Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Rennes - INSA (FRANCE)
Other partners > Institut Polytechnique de Bordeaux - IPB (FRANCE)
Other partners > Rhodia (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université de Bordeaux 1 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Paul Sabatier-Toulouse III - UPS
Other partners > Université de Rennes 1 (FRANCE)
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Deposited By: Laurent PRAT

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