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In this section of the journal, the continuous flow chemistry literature of the preceding months is presented. Included are articles published in January and February 2012 and some articles from 2011 which received page numbers only in the beginning of 2012. Some key examples are highlighted in the form of graphical abstracts. The remaining publications in the field are then listed ordered by journal name, with review articles grouped at the end.

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  • Transesterification of rapeseed oil under flow conditions catalyzed by basic solids:M-Al(La)-O (M=Sr, Ba),M-Mg-O (M=Y, La)Sherstyuk, O. V., Ivanova, A. S., Lebedev, M. Y., Bukhtiyarova, M. V., Matvienko, L. G., Budneva, A. A., Simonov, A. N., Yakovlev, V. A. Applied Catalysis A: General 2011, 419–420, 7383.

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  • Meter-long and robust supramolecular strands encapsulated in hydrogel jacketsKiriya, D., Ikeda, M., Onoe, H., Takinoue, M., Komatsu, H., Shimoyama, Y., Hamachi, I., Takeuchi, S. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2012, 51, 15531557.

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  • Continuous-flow synthesis of the anti-malaria drug artemisininLevesque, F., Seeberger, P. H. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2012, 51, 17061709.

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  • Towards quantitative conversion of microalgae oil to diesel-range alkanes with bifunctional catalystsPeng, B., Yao, Y., Zhao, C., Lercher, J. A. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2012, 51, 20722075.

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  • Triphase microfluidic-directed self-assembly: Anisotropic colloidal photonic crystal supraparticles and multicolor patterns made easyYu, Z., Wang, C.-F., Ling, L., Chen, L., Chen, S. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2012, 51, 23752378.

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  • Continuous-flow catalytic asymmetric hydrogenations: Reaction optimization using FTIR inline analysisRueping, M., Bootwicha, T., Sugiono, E. Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry 2012, 8, 300307.

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  • Microfluidic technology: An economical and versatile approach for the synthesis of O-(2-[18F]fluoroethyl)-l-tyrosine ([18F]FET)Bouvet, V., Wuest, M., Tam, P.-H., Wang, M., Wuest, F. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters 2012, 22, 22912295.

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  • Modified zeolite ZSM-5 for the methanol to aromatics reactionConte, M., Lopez-Sanchez, J. A., He, Q., Morgan, D. J., Ryabenkova, Y., Bartley, J. K., Carley, A. F., Taylor, S. H., Kiely, C. J., Khalid, K., Hutchings, G. J. Catalysis Science & Technology 2012, 2, 105112.

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  • Aqueous phase Fischer-Tropsch synthesis in a continuous flow reactorLiu, L., Sun, G., Wang, C., Yang, J., Xiao, C., Wang, H., Ma, D., Kou, Y. Catalysis Today 2012, 183, 136142.

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  • Continuous flow synthesis of conjugated polymersSeyler, H., Jones, D. J., Holmes, A. B., Wong, W. W. H. Chemical Communications 2012, 48, 15981600.

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  • Continuous flow metal-free oxidation of picolines using airHamano, M., Nagyz, Kevin D., Jensen, K. F. Chemical Communications 2012, 48, 20862088.

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  • Maximising the efficiency of continuous photo-oxidation with singlet oxygen in supercritical CO2 by use of fluorous biphasic catalysisHall, J. F. B., Han, X., Poliakoff, M., Bourne, R. A., George, M. W. Chemical Communications 2012, 48, 30733075.

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  • Continuous flow photocatalytic oxidation of nitrogen oxides over anodized nanotubular titania filmsKontos, A. G., Katsanaki, A., Likodimos, V., Maggos, T., Kim, D., Vasilakos, C., Dionysiou, D. D., Schmuki, P., Falaras, P. Chemical Engineering Journal 2012, 179, 151157.

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  • Heterogeneously catalyzed synthesis of performic acid in a microstructured reactorEbrahimi, F., Kolehmainen, E., Turunen, I. Chemical Engineering Journal 2012, 179, 312317.

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  • Multiphase minireactor system for direct fluorination of ethylene carbonateLanga, P., Hill, M., Krossing, I., Woias, P. Chemical Engineering Journal 2012, 179, 330337.

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  • Direct carbonylation of nitrobenzene to phenylisocyanate using gas-liquid slug flow in microchannelTakebayashi, Y., Sue, K., Yoda, S., Furuya, T., Mae, K. Chemical Engineering Journal 2012, 180, 250254.

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  • Controllable synthesis of microscale titania fibers and tubes using colaminar microflowsLan, W., Li, S., Xu, J., Luo, G. Chemical Engineering Journal 2012, 181–182, 828833.

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  • Design of optimal multiphase reactors exemplified on the hydroformylation of long chain alkenesPeschel, A., Hentschel, B., Freund, H., Sundmacher, K. Chemical Engineering Journal 2012, 188, 126141.

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  • Monitoring on-chip Pictet-Spengler reactions by integrated analytical separation and label-free time-resolved fluorescenceOhla, S., Beyreiss, R., Fritzsche, S., Glaser, P., Nagl, S., Stockhausen, K., Schneider, C., Belder, D. Chemistry - A European Journal 2012, 18, 12401246.

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  • Gas-liquid segmented flow microfluidics for screening Pd-catalyzed carbonylation reactionsGong, X., Miller, P. W., Gee, A. D., Long, N. J., de Mello, A. J., Vilar, R. Chemistry - A European Journal 2012, 18, 27682772.

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  • Biodiesel process intensification in a very simple microchannel deviceSantacesaria, E., Di Serio, M., Tesser, R., Turco, R., Tortorelli, M., Russo, V. Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification 2012, 52, 4754.

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  • Hydrodeoxygenation of pyrolysis oil in a microreactorJoshi, N., Lawal, A. Chemical Engineering Science 2012, 74, 18.

  • Design and operation of a filter reactor for continuous production of a selected pharmaceutical intermediateChristensen, K. M., Pedersen, M. J., Dam-Johansen, K., Holm, T. L., Skovby, T., Kiil, S. Chemical Engineering Science 2012, 71, 111117.

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  • Sequential immobilization of enzymes in microfluidic channels for cascade reactionsFornera, S., Kuhn, P., Lombardi, D., Schlu¨ter, A. D., Dittrich, P. S., Walde, P. ChemPlusChem 2012, 77, 98101.

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  • Ritter reactions in flowAudiger, L., Watts, K., Elmore, S. C., Robinson, R. I., Wirth, T. ChemSusChem 2012, 5, 257260.

  • Organocatalyzed epoxidation of alkenes in continuous flow using a multi-jet oscillating disk reactorSpaccini, R., Liguori, L., Punta, C., Bjørsvik, H.-R. ChemSusChem 2012, 5, 261265.

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  • Highly efficient 1,4-addition of aldehydes to nitroolefins: Organocatalysis in continuous flow by solid-supported peptidic catalystsÖtvös, S. B., Mandity, I. M., Fülöp, F. ChemSusChem 2012, 5, 266269.

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  • Room-temperature, acid-catalyzed [2+2] cycloadditions: Suppression of side reactions by using a flow microreactor systemKurahashi, K., Takemoto, Y., Takasu, K. ChemSusChem 2012, 5, 270273.

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  • The oxygen-mediated synthesis of 1,3-butadiynes in continuous flow: Using Teflon AF-2400 to effect gas/liquid contactPetersen, T. P., Polyzos, A., O'Brien, M., Ulven, T., Baxendale, I. R., Ley, S. V. ChemSusChem 2012, 5, 274277.

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  • Prilezhaev dihydroxylation of olefins in a continuous flow processvan den Broek, B. A. M. W., Becker, R., Kössl, F., Delville, M. M. E., Nieuwland, P. J., Koch, K., Rutjes, F. P. J. T. ChemSusChem 2012, 5, 289292.

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  • Transfer of the epoxidation of soybean oil from batch to flow chemistry guided by cost and environmental issuesKralisch, D., Streckmann, I., Ott, D., Krtschil, U., Santacesaria, E., Di Serio, M., Russo, V., De Carlo, L., Linhart, W., Christian, E., Cortese, B., de Croon, M. H. J. M., Hessel, V. ChemSusChem 2012, 5, 300311.

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  • Sequential continuous flow processes for the oxidation of amines and azides by using HOF·MeCNMcPake, C. B., Murray, C. B., Sandford, G. ChemSusChem 2012, 5, 312319.

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  • TEMPO-mediated electrooxidation of primary and secondary alcohols in a microfluidic electrolytic cellHill-Cousins, J. T., Kuleshova, J., Green, R. A., Birkin, P. R., Pletcher, D., Underwood, T. J., Leach, S. G., Brown, R. C. D. ChemSusChem 2012, 5, 326331.

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  • Solid-supported gallium triflate: An efficient catalyst for the three-component ketonic Strecker reactionWiles, C., Watts, Paul ChemSusChem 2012, 5, 332338.

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  • Practical synthesis of photochromic diarylethenes in integrated flow microreactor systemsAsai, T., Takata, A., Nagaki, A., Yoshida, J.-i. ChemSusChem 2012, 5, 339350.

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  • Stereocontrolled synthesis of the cis-hydroxydecalin system: Towards biologically active 19-nor-clerodanesMirzayans, P. M., Pouwer, R. H., Williams, C. M., Bernhardt, P. V. European Journal of Organic Chemistry 2012, 16331638.

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  • A-Galactosidase-immobilised microreactor fabricated using a novel technique for enzyme immobilisation and its application for continuous synthesis of lactuloseSong, Y. S., Shin, H. Y., Lee, J. Y., Park, C., Kim, S. W. Food Chemistry 2012, 133, 611617.

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  • E-factor minimized protocols for the polystyryl-BEMP catalyzed conjugate additions of various nucleophiles to α,β-unsaturated carbonyl compoundsBonollo, S., Lanari, D., Longo, J. M., Vaccaro, L. Green Chemistry 2012, 14, 164169.

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  • Catalysis in flow: Au-catalysed alkylation of amines by alcoholsZotova, N., Roberts, F. J., Kelsall, G. H., Jessiman, A. S., Hellgardt, K., (Mimi) Hii, K. K. Green Chemistry 2012, 14, 26232.

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  • In situ electrogeneration of o-benzoquinone and high yield reaction with benzenethiols in a microflow systemKashiwagi, T., Amemiya, F., Fuchigami, T., Atobe, M. Green Chemistry 2012, 48, 28062808.

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  • Continuous stream processing: A prototype magnetic field induced flow mixerKoos, P., Browne, D. L., Ley, S. V. Green Processing and Synthesis 2012, 1, 1118.

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  • Liquid-liquid flow in a capillary microreactor: Hydrodynamic flow patterns and extraction performanceJovanovic, J., Rebrov, E. V., (Xander) Nijhuis, T. A., Kreutzer, M. T., Hessel, V., Schouten, J. C. Industrial Engineering Chemistry Research 2012, 51, 10151026.

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  • Continuous production of Cu2ZnSnS4 nanocrystals in a flow reactorShavel, A., Cadavid, D., Ibanez, M., Carrete, A., Cabot, A. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2012, 134, 14381441.

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  • Microfluidic study of fast gas-liquid reactionsLi, W., Liu, K., Simms, R., Greener, J., Jagadeesan, D., Pinto, S., Günther, A., Kumacheva, E. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2012, 134, 31273132.

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  • Alumina-grafted macro-/mesoporous silica monoliths as continuous flow microreactors for the Diels-Alder reactionSachse, A., Hulea, V., Finiels, A., Coq, B., Fajula, F., Galarneau, A. Journal of Catalysis 2012, 287, 6267.

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  • Dynamic control of gold nanoparticle morphology in a microchannel flow reactor by glucose reduction in aqueous sodium hydroxide solutionIshizaka, T., Ishigaki, A., Kawanami, H., Suzuki, A., Suzuki, T. M. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 2012, 367, 135138.

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  • Low cost and non-surfactant synthesis of fluorinated alumina modified with magnesium for condensation of aniline to diphenylamineZheng, C., Sun, X. Journal of Fluorine Chemistry 2012, 135, 373378.

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  • Simple enzyme immobilization inside glass tubes for enzymatic cascade reactionsFornera, S., Bauer, T., Schlüter, A. D., Walde, P. Journal of Materials Chemistry 2012, 22, 502511.

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  • Preparation of well-dispersed PdAu bimetallic nanoparticles on reduced graphene oxide sheets with excellent electrochemical activity for ethanol oxidation in alkaline mediaHuang, Z., Zhou, H., Li, C., Zeng, F., Fua, C., Kuang, Y. Journal of Materials Chemistry 2012, 22, 17811785.

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  • Direct synthesis of dextran-coated superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles in a capillary-based droplet reactorKumar, K., Nightingale, A. M., Krishnadasan, S. H., Kamaly, N., Wylenzinska-Arridge, M., Zeissler, K., Branford, W. R., Ware, E., deMello, A. J., deMello, J. C. Journal of Materials Chemistry 2012, 22, 47044708.

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  • Flash flow pyrolysis: Mimicking flash vacuum pyrolysis in a high-temperature/high-pressure liquid-phase microreactor environmentCantillo, D., Sheibani, H., Kappe, C. O. Journal of Organic Chemistry 2012, 77, 24632473.

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  • Efficient and continuous monoacylation with superior selectivity of symmetrical diamines in microreactorsMaurya, R. A., Hoang, P. H., Kim, D.-P. Lab on a Chip 2012, 12, 6568.

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  • Coated gas bubbles for the continuous synthesis of hollow inorganic particlesWan, J., Stone, H. A. Langmuir 2012, 28, 3741.

  • Gas sensing with nano-indium oxides (In2O3) prepared via continuous hydrothermal flow synthesisElouali, S., Bloor, L. G., Binions, R., Parkin, I. P., Carmalt, C. J., Darr, J. A. Langmuir 2012, 28, 18791885.

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  • Continuous steroid biotransformations in microchannel reactorsMarques, M. P. C., Fernandes, P., Cabral, J. M. S., Znidarsic-Plazl, P., Plazl, I. New Biotechnology 2012, 29, 227234.

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  • Application of a Burkholderia cepacia lipase immobilized silica monolith microbioreactor to continuous flow kinetic resolution for transesterification of (R,S)-1-phenylethanolKawakami, K., Ueno, M., Takei, T., Oda, Y., Takahashi, R. Process Biochemistry 2012, 47, 147150.

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  • Lipase-catalyzed regioselective acylation of sugar in microreactorsDu, L.-H., Luo, X.-P. RSC Advances 2012, 2, 26632665.

  • Scale-up of flow-assisted synthesis of C2-symmetric chiral PyBox ligandsBattilocchio, C., Baumann, M., Baxendale, I. R., Biava, M., Kitching, M. O., Ley, S. V., Martin, R. E., Ohnmacht, S. A., Tappina, N. D. C. Synthesis 2012, 44, 635647.

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  • Highly efficient and convenient Strecker reaction of carbonyl compounds and amines with TMSCN catalyzed by MCM-41 anchored sulfonic acid as a recoverable catalystDekamin, M. G., Mokhtari, Z. Tetrahedron 2012, 68, 922930.

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  • Highly efficient thermal cyclization reactions of alkylidene esters in continuous flow to give aromatic/heteroaromatic derivativesLengyel, L., Nagy, T. Z., Sipos, G., Jones, R., Dorman, G., Ürge, L., Darvas, F. Tetrahedron Letters 2012, 53, 738743.

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  • High-temperature continuous flow synthesis of 1,3,4-oxadiazoles via N-acylation of 5-substituted tetrazolesReichart, B., Kappe, C. O. Tetrahedron Letters 2012, 53, 952955.

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  • Evaluation of a flow-photochemistry platform for the synthesis of compact modulesNettekoven, M., Püllmann, B., Martin, R. E., Wechsler, D. Tetrahedron Letters 2012, 53, 13631366.

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  • Flow microreactor synthesis of tricyclic sulfonamides via N-tosylaziridinyllithiumsTakizawa, E., Nagaki, A., Yoshida, J.-i. Tetrahedron Letters 2012, 53, 13971400.

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  • Ultrasound-promoted intramolecular direct arylation in a capillary flow microreactorZhang, L., Geng, M., Teng, P., Zhao, D., Lu, X.i, Xin Li, J. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry 2012, 19, 250256.

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  • Recent changes in patenting behavior in microprocess technology and its possible use for gas-liquid reactions and the oxidation of glucoseDencic, I., Hessel, V., de Croon, M. H. J. M., Meuldijk, J., van der Doelen, C. W. J., Koch, K. ChemSusChem 2012, 5, 232245.

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  • Application of metal-based reagents and catalysts in microstructured flow devicesChinnusamy, T., Yudha, S.; Hager, S. M., Kreitmeier, P., Reiser, O. ChemSusChem 2012, 5, 247255.

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  • Continuous reactions in supercritical carbon dioxide: Problems, solutions and possible ways forwardHan, X., Poliakoff, M. Chemical Society Reviews 2012, 41, 14281436.

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  • Continuous flow reactors: A perspectiveWiles, C., Watts, P. Green Chemistry 2012, 14, 3854.

  • Biodiesel synthesis in microreactorsXie, T., Zhang, L., Xu, N. Green Processing and Synthesis 2012, 1, 6170.

  • Process intensification in green synthesisKumar, V., Nigam, K. D. P. Green Processing and Synthesis 2012, 1, 79107.

  • A review on numerical studies of slug flow hydrodynamics and heat transfer in microtubes and microchannelsTalimi, V., Muzychka, Y. S., Kocabiyik, S. International Journal of Multiphase Flow 2012, 39, 88104.

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