Date: 30 August 2016 | Category: News
The Vapourtec E-Series has been at the core of a recent paper describing continuous flow chlorine generation. In the exciting paper, the Kappe group of the University of Graz, Austria, has used the Vapourtec E-Series to develop in situ chlorine generation in continuous flow. The group have been able to liberate elemental chlorine in small quantities from common reagents to saturate an organic phase.
The chlorine rich organic phase was used by the Kappe group to chlorinate silanes, oxidise alcohols, and making use of the Vapourtec UV-150 continuous flow photochemical reactor, chlorinate a range of substituted toluenes.
This is a clear demonstration of how flow chemistry can be used to reduce the risks of working with such a potentially hazardous reagent as chlorine, with the easy to use Vapourtec E-Series an ideal system for flow investigations.