Rather than a mere optimization, the work as published in React. Chem. Eng. (SCI-IF: 3.935) aims at acquiring a fundamental understanding upon which further exploration can be based. This particular contribution fits within the framework of using a ‘green’ alternative catalyst to commonly used homogeneous bases. A crucial step forward has been made in enabling continuous operation for aldol reactions.
The coauthors are Anton De Vylder, Jeroen Lauwaert, Jeriffa De Clercq, Pascal Van Der Voort, Christian V. Stevens, and Joris W. Thybaut.