Speeding up biphasic reactions with surface nanodroplets.

  title={Speeding up biphasic reactions with surface nanodroplets.},
  author={Zhengxin Li and Akihito Kiyama and Hongbo Zeng and Detlef Lohse and Xuehua Zhang},
  journal={Lab on a chip},
  volume={20 16},
Biphasic chemical reactions compartmentalized in small droplets offer advantages, such as streamlined procedures for chemical analysis, enhanced chemical reaction efficiency and high specificity of conversion. In this work, we experimentally and theoretically investigate the rate for biphasic chemical reactions between acidic nanodroplets on a substrate surface and basic reactants in a surrounding bulk flow. The reaction rate is measured by droplet shrinkage as the product is removed from the… 

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