Morning Read: Researchers use 3D printer to create reactionware vessels

Left: The fabricator viewed from the front, with a single syringe of acetoxysilicone polymer loaded in the printing head. The white area below the printing head is a square of ordinary paper onto which the reactionware was printed. Center: The fabricator printing one of the devices used in this work. Right: Schematic of the as-printed multipurpose reactionware used in the synthesis of compounds 1–3, which shows the key features of the design.

A team at the University of Glasgow in Scotland has created reactionware vessels with a commercial 3D printer and open-source CAD software. Professor Lee Cronin says his team has synthesized three drug compounds by changing the design of the reactionware.

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[Image from Nature Chemistry]

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