‘Robo-Chemist’ Optimises Reactions in One Day
September 9, 2019
Jamie Durrani for Chemistry World October 28th, 2016
Researchers in the US have developed an automated flow reactor that can respond to the results of experiments and determine the optimum conditions for catalytic reactions within a single day.
Identifying the ideal conditions for a catalytic reaction can be a laborious process: selecting the most efficient catalyst system in addition to assessing continuous variables like temperature, time and reagent concentrations can easily take hundreds of separate experiments.