Process Chemistry News
OPRD Special Issue:
Manuscript Submission deadline extended to August 1, 2013
Transition metal-mediated coupling involving C-heteroatom bond forming reactions continue to rapidly find applications in the preparation of a variety of organic molecules. Several elegant syntheses of medicinally active compounds and specialty chemicals using this approach have appeared in the literature recently.
N-Methylmorpholine N-oxide (NMO) is commercially available in bulk as a 50% aqueous solution. Anhydrous material is available but only in small quantities.
A NEW Book written by L A (Bert) Hulshof
Scientific Update LLP (SU) have published a new book which falls into the theme expressed on many SU courses and conferences, namely trying to bring chemists and chemical engineers closer together to help with transfer of processes from Lab to Plant.
The book, “Right First Time in Fine Chemical Process Scale Up” has been written by Dr Bert Hulshof, formerly of DSM and the University of Eindhoven in the Netherlands, who suggests that the key to success is to avoid scale-up problems.