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SELECTBIO Conferences Flow Chemistry Europe 2018

Jean-Christophe Monbaliu's Biography



Jean-Christophe Monbaliu, Lecturer, Center for Integrated Technology and Organic Synthesis, University of Liège

Jean-Christophe M. Monbaliu, born in Brussels, Belgium, studied chemistry at the Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium, where he received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry. In 2008, he started a postdoc at the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering of the Ghent University, Belgium, where he was later appointed as a postdoctoral associate of the Research Foundation-Flanders. In 2010, he was awarded a Belgian American Educational Foundation fellowship that triggered his relocation to the USA. He joined the Center for Heterocyclic Compounds at the University of Florida, Gainesville, USA. In 2012, he was appointed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA. In 2013, he came back to Belgium and settled at the University of Liège. Monbaliu created the Center for Integrated Technology and Organic Synthesis (CiTOS), where he is currently developing new methods for organic synthesis using micro- and mesofluidic reactors. CiTOS is the first European Corning® Advanced-Flow™ reactor (AFR) qualified lab.

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Upgrading of Bio-Sourced Platform Molecules Using Flow Chemistry

Wednesday, 7 February 2018 at 12:05

Add to Calendar ▼2018-02-07 12:05:002018-02-07 13:05:00Europe/LondonUpgrading of Bio-Sourced Platform Molecules Using Flow ChemistryFlow Chemistry Europe 2018 in Cripps Court, Magdalene College, Cambridge, UK Cripps Court, Magdalene College, Cambridge, UK SELECTBIOenquiries@selectbiosciences.com

This lecture illustrates our work in flow chemistry with bio-sourced platform molecules. Selected examples deal with the upgrading of biomass-derived small platform molecules, and in particular the implementation of a deoxydehydration (DODH) reaction of glycerol towards allyl alcohol under continuous-flow conditions. The combination of a unique reactive dynamic feed solution approach and short exposure time to high temperature gave high yield and excellent selectivity. Other polyols are also studied. The second part of the lecture illustrates our effort for the continuous-flow production of glycerol carbonate using low environmental footprint processes.


Add to Calendar ▼2018-02-06 00:00:002018-02-07 00:00:00Europe/LondonFlow Chemistry Europe 2018Flow Chemistry Europe 2018 in Cripps Court, Magdalene College, Cambridge, UK Cripps Court, Magdalene College, Cambridge, UK SELECTBIOenquiries@selectbiosciences.com