3D printed steel reactor turns Teflon waste product into useful synthetic building block

3D printed steel reactor turns Teflon waste product into useful synthetic building block

Researchers from the CC FLOW consortium in Graz, Austria have developed a custom flow reactor 3D printed from stainless steel which is capable of transforming an environmentally harmful Teflon waste product into a synthetic building block. The research project, led by Oliver Kappe, a professor at the University of Graz and the scientific director of CC FLOW, was recently published about in the journal Reaction Chemistry & Engineering. The 3D printed flow reactor is a scalable system which is capable of performing a “fast difluoromethylation reaction” with lithiated nitrile2. In short, the reactor was developed to transform fluoroform—a waste […]

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