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The Lab of the Future The importance of remote monitoring and control

Hopkin, Mark D.; Baxendale, Ian R.; Ley, Steven V.


Mark D. Hopkin

Steven V. Ley


Chemical laboratories and the equipment withinthem have changed very little over the last two centuries.However, the introduction of enabling technologies and theirimpact on current working practices is starting to redefinethe laboratory environment. In this article the applicationof remote control software applied to real applications offlow-based synthesis are demonstrated and the relatedimprovements in efficiency and safety discussed.The use of webcams to remotely monitor synthetic proceduresis described along with the associated enhancements thatcan be achieved.We envisage that the integration of these techniques withportable devices such as mobile telephones will form part ofthe lab of the future.


Hopkin, M. D., Baxendale, I. R., & Ley, S. V. (2011). The Lab of the Future The importance of remote monitoring and control. Chimica oggi, 29(1),

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2011
Deposit Date Jul 14, 2014
Journal Chimica oggi.
Print ISSN 0392-839X
Electronic ISSN 1973-8250
Publisher Teknoscienze
Volume 29
Issue 1
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