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Integrated microfluidic reactors

Lin, Wei-Yu and Wang, Yanju and Wang, Shutao and Tseng, Hsian-Rong (2009) Integrated microfluidic reactors. Nano Today, 4 (6). 470 - 481.

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Microfluidic reactors exhibit intrinsic advantages of reduced chemical consumption, safety, high surface-area-to-volume ratios, and improved control over mass and heat transfer superior to the macroscopic reaction setting. In contract to a continuous-flow microfluidic system composed of only a microchannel network, an integrated microfluidic system represents a scalable integration of a microchannel network with functional microfluidic modules, thus enabling the execution and automation of complicated chemical reactions in a single device. In this review, we summarize recent progresses on the development of integrated microfluidics-based chemical reactors for (i) parallel screening of in situ click chemistry libraries, (ii) multistep synthesis of radiolabeled imaging probes for positron emission tomography (PET), (iii) sequential preparation of individually addressable conducting polymer nanowire (CPNW), and (iv) solid-phase synthesis of DNA oligonucleotides. These proof-of-principle demonstrations validate the feasibility and set a solid foundation for exploring a broad application of the integrated microfluidic system.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Integrated microfluidics; Chemical screening; In situ click chemistry; Sequential synthesis; Positron emission tomography probes; Oligonucleotide synthesis; Conducting polymer nanowires
Subjects:Material Science > Nanostructured materials
ID Code:8519
Deposited By:SPI
Deposited On:22 Apr 2010 10:42
Last Modified:22 Apr 2010 10:42

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