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THERMOCHEMICAL SYNTHESIS

Electrified temperature-modulated synthesis

The current production of bulk chemicals often requires constant high temperatures. Now, Joule heating using electricity can be harnessed by imposing temperature modulation on reactions. By optimizing timescales, reaction selectivity and catalyst stability is improved.

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Fig. 1: The concept of electrical temperature modulation for smart synthesis using shockwave heating.

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Marin, G.B., Van Geem, K.M. Electrified temperature-modulated synthesis. Nat. Synth 1, 512–513 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s44160-022-00112-6

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