Process development may mean different things to different people. The scope of process development may well be the identification of the shortest synthetic route to a target compound or the development of a robust process that will deliver the right material within defined quality specifications every time. It requires an understanding of analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry as well as chemical engineering.
Process development can solve many problems involved in the synthesis of molecules at scale. The problem may be a single issue or multifaceted and can range from the initial selection of the appropriate chemistry to scale-up to the careful definition of the engineering controls required to obtain the best results from the process.
Paul Murray Catalysis Consulting Ltd has a proven track record in:
- Identification of short, efficient and sustainable synthetic routes
- Development and scale-up of robust chemical processes
- Evaluation, troubleshooting and optimisation of problematic chemical processes