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The Q-tube System, A Nonconventional Technology for Green Chemistry Practitioners

[ Vol. 4 , Issue. 2 ]

Author(s):

Francesca Giulia Nacca, Orsola Merlino, Francesca Mangiavacchi, Dorota Krasowska, Claudio Santi and Luca Sancineto*   Pages 58 - 66 ( 9 )

Abstract:


Background: High-pressure chemistry offers the possibility to have faster and cleaner transformations thus addressing most of the green chemistry principles. Among the devices recently developed, Q-tube is worth mentioning since it is cheap, easy to handle, safe and highly versatile.

Methods: The most recent and interesting results obtained using such technique are reviewed in this study.

Results: Examples of the Q-tube assisted reactions in organic synthesis are presented in a critical manner making where possible, a comparison with conventional heating strategies and unconventional energy source such as microwave or ultrasounds assisted synthesis. The application of Q-tube pressure reactor in biofuels manufacture is also discussed.

Conclusion: The literature survey clearly revealed that Q-tube is a valid tool in organic synthesis.

Keywords:

Q-tube, high pressure, multicomponent reactions, green chemistry, microwave, ultrasounds, biofuels.

Affiliation:

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Group of Catalysis and Green Chemistry – University of Perugia, Via del Liceo 1 – 06100 Perugia, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Group of Catalysis and Green Chemistry – University of Perugia, Via del Liceo 1 – 06100 Perugia, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Group of Catalysis and Green Chemistry – University of Perugia, Via del Liceo 1 – 06100 Perugia, Centre of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies, Polish Academy of Science, Sienkiewicza 112 90-363 Lodz, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Group of Catalysis and Green Chemistry – University of Perugia, Via del Liceo 1 – 06100 Perugia, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Group of Catalysis and Green Chemistry – University of Perugia, Via del Liceo 1 – 06100 Perugia

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