'Robo-Chemist' Optimises Reactions in One Day
Intelligent automated reactor drastically cuts time it takes to optimise cross-coupling reactions
- Jamie Durrani for Chemistry World October 28th, 2016
- Source: https://www.chemistryworld.com/news/robo-chemist-optimises-reactions-in-one-day/1017601.article
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.