Process Chemistry News
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.
We are all quite familiar with enzyme-mediated kinetic resolution of alcohols and of course have become accustomed to the extremely high enantiomeric excesses (ee’s) that can be achieved.