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
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
With modern technology, you can automate your entire lab if you wanted to, from automated liquid handling and motorized pipettes through to robots labeling your samples. But the easiest place to start is the source of your reactions – your jacketed reactor.read more
When you break it down, flow chemistry is not as scary a prospect as it might seem. Photos in your favorite chemistry magazine may make it look complex, but all you really need is a pump, some tubes, and a mixing junction.read more
With the introduction of flow chemistry systems, chemists now have more choice available to them for performing their chemistry, and it’s important to understand whether batch or flow techniques are best for their specific applications.read more
This cheat sheet includes pictograms used by the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals to communicate the hazards associated with various chemicals, which hazard classification the pictogram applies to, and a brief descriptionread 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
One of the biggest challenges of becoming invested in flow chemistry is often the thought of taking time integrating and developing brand new chemical reactions, but this is, in fact, one of the largest benefits of using flow chemistry.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