Webinar: Continuous Purification from Flow Chemistry Systems with In-Line Flash Chromatography

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Recorded June 15, 2022.

Join Christopher Thomson, Researcher at Heriot-Watt University, as he shares his work expanding the tool kit of automated flow synthesis with the development of in-line flash chromatography purification.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • An introduction to flow chemistry and in-line purification technologies.
  • An overview of prior continuous chromatography methods, their advantages and limitations.
  • How to interface flow reactors with puriFlash automated chromatography systems.
  • ‘Tips & Tricks’ for performing continuous in-line flash chromatography.
  • Future prospects for developing in-line flash chromatography.

Chris completed his chemistry with biochemistry degree (MChem, 1st Class) at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, in 2018 and was recipient of the ‘William H. Perkin Prize’ for excellence in organic chemistry. He was then awarded a PhD scholarship through the EPSRC funded centre for doctoral training in critical resource catalysis (CRITICAT), under the joint supervision of Dr Filipe Vilela and Dr Ai-Lan Lee.

Chris’ research focuses on the development and implementation of enabling technologies – especially flow chemistry – to enhance heterogeneous photocatalysis for organic synthesis.

He has published several papers on the development of flow systems featuring enabling technologies, such as: in-line NMR spectroscopy, in-line UV-Vis. spectroscopy, static mixing photocatalyst monoliths produced via functional material additive manufacturing, and most recently, reported the first example of continuous in-line flash chromatography – which will be the subject of this webinar.