The proposed programme will develop technologies which demonstrate microreactor implementation for 'high speed chemistry'. This dramatically improves the effectiveness of chemical syntheses. The programme will design, fabricate and demonstrate High Throughput Experimentation (HTE) systems. The devices will rapidly optimise catalysts and new chemical syntheses in three selected real world applications: The formation of multiple stock chemicals from methane, synthesis of optimised new functional chemicals for oil field operations and asymmetric chiral synthesis of pharmaceutical precursors. The project will also explore via a number of risk reduction projects, the means by which these devices can be used to rapidly scale up synthesis through parallel scale out of novel microreactor-based plant.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
TW16 7LL Sunbury-on-thames
WC1E 7JE London
G1 1XL Glasgow