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Micro-total envelope system with silicon nanowire separator for safe c…

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Title of paper
Micro-total envelope system with silicon nanowire separator for safe carcinogenic chemistry
Author
[김동표교수 연구실]
Publication in journal
Nature Communications 7 (10741), (February 2016)
Publication date
20160226
 
 
[Abstract]
 
Exploration and expansion of the chemistries involving toxic or carcinogenic reagents are severely limited by the health hazards their presence poses. Here, we present a micro-total envelope system (μ-TES) and an automated total process for the generation of the carcinogenic reagent, its purification and its utilization for a desired synthesis that is totally enveloped from being exposed to the carcinogen. A unique microseparator is developed on the basis of SiNWs structure to replace the usual exposure-prone distillation in separating the generated reagent. Chloromethyl methyl ether chemistry is explored as a carcinogenic model in demonstrating the efficiency of the μ-TES that is fully automated so that feeding the ingredients for the generation is all it takes to produce the desired product. Syntheses taking days can be accomplished safely in minutes with excellent yields, which bodes well for elevating the carcinogenic chemistry to new unexplored dimensions.
 
doi:10.1038/ncomms10741