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Safer, More Efficient and Greener Organic Chemistry Processes with Flow Technology


In this webinar, the synergistic combination of new process technologies and in silico approaches will be discussed in the frame of organic synthesis targeting high-valued added compounds. In silico approaches support the development of flow processes through different contributions, from suppressing by-products through corrective actions to guiding optimization, hence reducing both the extensive usage of resources and generation of waste. The foundations of such multidisciplinary approach are showcased to tackle pressing societal challenges within restrictive environmental framework with pioneering solutions. Examples with efficient routes to pharmaceuticals, bio-based alternatives, safer processes with enhanced chemical efficiency and lower environmental impact, as well as chemical threat mitigation technologies will be discussed.

What you will learn:

  • Learn how flow chemistry contributes to designing safer, more efficient and greener processes to access high value-added compounds
  • Understand the many potential contributions of quantum chemistry for the elaboration of “better” processes: intensification, higher selectivity, lower waste
  • Receive various relevant examples from research areas with high societal impact


Jean-Christophe Monbaliu

Jean-Christophe Monbaliu

University of Liège

Prof. Dr.

Jean-Christophe M. Monbaliu (°1982) is currently Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Liège and Principal Investigator at the WEL Research Institute. He is an organic chemist who was trained at the Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium (PhD, 2008). After several postdoctoral experiences at world-leading institutions (Ghent University; University of Florida; Massachusetts Institute of Technology), he came back to Belgium with a rich background in organic synthesis, chemical engineering, and flow process technologies. He created the Center for Integrated Technology and Organic Synthesis (CiTOS) in 2013 at the University of Liège.  Research interests at CiTOS revolve around synthetic organic chemistry but are multidisciplinary in essence and aim at (a) designing cheaper and more efficient routes for the preparation of high value-added chemicals such as active pharmaceutical ingredients; (b) accelerating the transition from petrobased to biobased strategies and (c) developing efficient processes with a lower environmental impact. Monbaliu also leads the first European Corning® Advanced-Flow™ Reactor Qualified Lab. In 2022, Monbaliu founded FloW4all, a Flow Technology Platform in Wallonia that focuses on training, technology transfer, and services for Industry.

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