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CSIRO Flow Chemistry Transcript

[Music plays and CSIRO logo and text appears:FloWorks CSIRO’s Centre for Industrial Flow Chemistry]

[Images flash through of Dr. Christian Hornung working in a laboratory and then the image changes to show Dr. Christian Hornung talking to the camera and text appears: Dr. Christian Hornung, Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO Manufacturing]

Dr. Christian Hornung: Hi. My name is Christian Hornung. I am a Research Scientist at CSIRO and I work in the Flow Chemistry area.

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The Centre for Industrial Flow Chemistry is a new facility here at Clayton.

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It is a technology platform that provides access to CSIRO’s cutting edge flow chemistry technology to industry as well as academic researchers.

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Flow Chemistry’s a smarter way of making chemicals.

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In flow chemistry,

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other than in a classical batch process, the starting materials are fed into the reactor continuously and this is where the reaction takes place.

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If you use multi stage processing, you can eliminate the need for manual handling of chemicals in between steps and that greatly improves safety.

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Adding in inline purification makes the whole process more streamlined and efficient

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and when you integrate smart monitoring and online analysis the whole process can be automated.

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So, what are the benefits of flow chemistry for your business?

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It basically means that you can reduce your reaction times, you can reduce your plant space

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and that means that they’ll have less energy costs, a much more efficient process, less waste and a much safer environment.

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At the Centre for Industrial Flow Chemistry we offer a complete package which is quite unique.

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Dr. Christian Hornung talking to the camera]

So, we’re looking at the chemical development as well as the technology from the very early discovery stages

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going through a scale up process to the final pilot scale where we then can do the tech transfer back to the client’s site

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where he can do the manufacturing of their product.

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In the new Centre, we will combine the small-scale capabilities for discovery as well as our large-scale reactors under one roof.

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It’s going to be a collaborative space and in the future we’re looking forward to having even more engagement with industry

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and for this technology to be taken up by chemical manufacturers in all areas.

[Music plays and images flash through of Zoran Manev walking through an office and talking to a female at a computer and then the image changes to show Zoran Manev talking to the camera and text appears: Zoran Manev, Director, Boron Molecular]

Zoran Manev: Boron Molecular is a manufacturer of fine chemicals. The fine chemicals are used in both the pharmaceutical and material science field.

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I guess I’m now one of the prophets of flow chemistry and we have a unit here on site

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that we use to develop a number of our processes or convert them from batch to flow.

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Flow chemistry will enable us to make purer molecules.

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So, we will have fewer side chains and fewer issues when we scale up manufacturer from small-scale to larger even tonne lots.

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The resultant of that is, is that you’re wasting less solvents, less energy and you’re having far less material that you’re discarding into the environment.

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We’re excited at the prospect of working with CSIRO’s Centre for Industrial Flow Chemistry.

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We look to that partnership being one where we will get introduced to a number of potential clients through our involvement with the Centre

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and likewise the Centre will continue to develop molecules for us that we will eventually bring back to our facility for manufacturing.

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In five to ten years’ time I see flow chemistry as being the prevalent chemistry on site.

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Dr. Christian Hornung: If people want to get access to the facility and learn more about the technology get in contact with us.

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