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Quid Pro Flow

Laybourn, Andrea; Robertson, Karen; Slater, Anna G.

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Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering

Anna G. Slater


How do you get into flow? We trained in flow chemistry during postdoctoral research and are now applying it in new areas: materials chemistry, crystallization, and supramolecular synthesis. Typically, when researchers think of “flow”, they are considering predominantly liquid-based organic synthesis; application to other disciplines comes with its own challenges. In this Perspective, we highlight why we use and champion flow technologies in our fields, summarize some of the questions we encounter when discussing entry into flow research, and suggest steps to make the transition into the field, emphasizing that communication and collaboration between disciplines is key.


Laybourn, A., Robertson, K., & Slater, A. G. (2023). Quid Pro Flow. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 145(8), 4355–4365.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Feb 13, 2023
Online Publication Date Feb 14, 2023
Publication Date Mar 1, 2023
Deposit Date Feb 28, 2023
Publicly Available Date Feb 28, 2023
Journal Journal of the American Chemical Society
Print ISSN 0002-7863
Electronic ISSN 1520-5126
Publisher American Chemical Society (ACS)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 145
Issue 8
Pages 4355–4365
Keywords Colloid and Surface Chemistry; Biochemistry; General Chemistry; Catalysis
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