Can high throughput experimentation, originally developed by pharmaceutical researchers, be adapted to speciality chemicals R&D? This unique book discusses its successful application in areas such as dyes and catalysts, employs numerous case studies as illustrations, and describes the likely developments in both the techniques and equipment required. Automated Synthetic Methods for Speciality Chemicals is written by acknowledged experts in the field. An assessment of the experience gained so far in speciality chemicals and process development is provided, and developments in microreaction techniques are explored. Other topics covered include the extent to which the combinatorial chemistry techniques and high throughput screening methods employed in the pharmaceuticals industry are relevant to speciality chemicals, and the potential problems, such as data handling, that may be encountered. Presenting as it does the most up to date developments in this exciting field, this book will be welcomed by R&D chemists working in all speciality chemicals areas, including pharma/agro intermediates, and who are either considering the use of, or already employing, combinatorial/automated techniques.
"... very easy to read and brings the reader up to date about many practical aspects of automated synthetic methods ..."
Angewandte Chemie, International Edition, 2001, 40, No 5, p 964