Case Study 4

A leading pharmaceutical company needed to manufacture 60kg of an active pharmaceutical intermediate using a Suzuki reaction. The catalyst for this particular process would have cost £240,000 and the previous manufacture unexpectedly afforded < 50% yield. We identified alternative robust reaction conditions which enabled the significant reduction in the catalyst loading reducing the catalyst cost of this process by more than £140,000 while reliably achieving more than 95% isolated yield. This case study demonstrates how the new reaction conditions were identified.

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