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Heterogeneous Catalysis Under Flow for the 21st Century Fine Chemical Industry

Version 1 : Received: 15 January 2019 / Approved: 17 January 2019 / Online: 17 January 2019 (08:37:02 CET)

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Journal reference: Green Energy & Environment 2020
DOI: 10.1016/j.gee.2020.09.013


Due to metal leaching and poor catalyst stability, the chemical industry’s fine chemical and pharmaceutical sectors have been historically reluctant to use supported transition metal catalysts to manufacture fine chemicals and active pharmaceutical ingredients. With the advent of new generation supported metal catalysts and flow chemistry, we argue in this study, this situation is poised to quickly change. Alongside heterogenized metal nanoparticles, both single-site molecular and single-atom catalyst will become ubiquitous. This study offers a critical outlook taking into account both technical and economic aspects.


heterogeneous catalysis, flow chemistry, green chemistry, fine chemicals


CHEMISTRY, Organic Chemistry

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Received: 17 January 2019
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Comment: I think the article is appropiate. Offers an outlook on how catalysis should be handle in the future and how supported catalysis can add value to this field.
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Received: 18 January 2019
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Comment: Thank you, Jesus, for your valued insight.
Highly appreciated. We hope the preprint form of publication may shorten time to practically useful innovation, freely available on the Internet.
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