About Andrew Mansfield
Andrew is formerly a Research Chemist and has a broad experience, combining knowledge of Analytical, Parallel, Flow and Medicinal Chemistry with an expert knowledge of Chemical Technology Applications. With methodical problem-solving skills, attention to detail, approachability, and enthusiasm for science, Andrew is well placed to lead Syrris’ flow chemistry offering.
In addition to contributing to this blog, Andrew’s role as Head of Flow Chemistry involves product research and development, producing application notes, advising companies on switching to flow/improving yield
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Discover blog posts written by Andrew (and other authors) on various flow chemistry topics
Investing in new lab equipment is a big decision. If a genie were to offer you three wishes for your chemistry, what unsolved problems would you solve with your next reactor purchase? Use this handy set of 13 questions to help you determine the right type of chemical reactor for your applications.read more
Researchers at the Department of Pharmacy (University of Bari, Italy) have demonstrated a sustainable, versatile, fast, and environmentally friendly CBS-asymmetric reduction of aryl and heteroaryl ketones using flow technologies.read more
Flow chemistry methods can often give cleaner reactions, increased cost efficiency, and ease of work-up. I wanted to demonstrate an easy-to-use, safe, continuous method for the introduction of reactive gases in a liquid/gas plug-flow method under anhydrous conditions – watch my video to see how!read more
It might be useful to start with the basics and explain what flow chemistry actually is and talk a bit about why is flow chemistry so useful. Flow chemistry, sometimes referred to as plug flow, microchemistry or continuous flow chemistry is the process of performing chemical reactions in a tube or pipe. What this means is that reactive components are pumped together at a mixing junction and flowed down a temperature controlled pipe or tube. See the below graph illustrating the principle of mixing.read more
We will be covering a wide range of topics including latest flow chemistry research, developments in flow technologies, benefits of flow, we will share tips, report on interesting topics at leading conferences and much more!read more
Syrris began in late 2001, when Mark Gilligan and Richard Gray were looking for ways to accelerate drug discovery. Their goal was to dramatically enhance the efficiency and throughput of traditional organic chemistry techniques by using smaller and smaller batch reactors and increasing the level of automation.read more