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Who we are…

ERTFLOW is a technology development unit from the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ), generated by the know-how produced by the research group of Prof. Miquel Pericàs, to develop and implement technical solutions in process intensification.

Our goal is to develop proprietary technologies related to catalysis and flow chemistry and offering products and services to the fine chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries for the production of new products with high added value and guide them in the paradigm change from batch to flow.

We have profound scientific knowledge with state-of-the-art scientific instrumentation to give response to a specific industrial need.

Pioneers with Experience

Our team has experience of more than 10 years in the development of supported ligands and catalysts for enantioselective processes as well as in flow chemistry.

We are pioneers in developing highly active and enantioselective organocatalysts immobilized onto polymers and other materials, and suitable for the continuous production of enantiopure compounds or a library of them using the same bach of catalyst and only changing the starting materials as you can see below.


The supported catalysis combines the advantages of homogeneous and heterogeneous processes:

  • the catalytic process takes place in an homogeneous environment, providing the same opportunities for selectivity control than homogeneous catalysis,
  • the catalyst is readily separable from reaction products, being recycled and can be reused for a more sustainable process and,
  • they are suitable for continuous operation, with suppression of wasteful work-up

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