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
Let’s start with the basics and explain what flow chemistry actually is and talk a bit about why it’s so useful. Flow chemistry is the process of performing chemical reactions in a tube or pipe. Read on to learn more…read more
So why should your lab consider performing your chemistry using continuous flow chemistry techniques? Discover several reasons including faster and reactions, and accessing novel chemistries not possible in batchread more
My first introduction to practical flow chemistry was as a Research Chemist at Pfizer and my first thought was: “why on earth would I want to conduct my chemistry in tiny tubes?” A few years later I was the biggest advocate for it. This blog post explains why…read more
Over the past 5 years or so the development of continuous flow electrochemical cells has made selective syntheses with high reactant-to-product conversions possible. These devices offer an easy access to electrochemical techniques which is driving its current re-assessment as a viable, attractive synthetic method. Discover more in this blog post.read more
Continuous flow biocatalysis is fast becoming a key area of focus for chemists with applications in fine chemicals, drugs, biotherapeutics, and biofuels to name a few. This is reflected in the rapidly-growing number of publications and patents featuring continuous flow biocatalysis; this blog post explores why.read more
We’ve seen rapidly increasing interest in flow chemistry systems from companies and universities specializing in nanoparticle synthesis. Offering greatly improved reaction control, mixing, process flexibility, and reproducibility, it’s easy to see why many chemists are switching to continuous flow. Read more here…read more
From improving efficiency to reducing cost and waste, chemists are looking for new ways to improve the efficiency of polystyrene production and continuous flow polymerization could well be the answer…read more
What is catalysis? What is a catalyst? How does catalysis work? And why would you want to perform catalysis in continuous flow? Flow Chemistry Applications Specialist, Neal, explains why chemists like to incorporate catalysts into their chemistry and the benefits they bring…read more
As 2019 gets under way, we’ve been thinking about what the future holds for continuous processing and flow chemistry in 2019 and beyond…read more
Flow chemistry is replacing microwave chemistry – and for good reason. This blog post explains why.read more