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PTC – Tip of the Month – August 2018

  A patent issued this month cites the use of catalytic tetrabutylammonium bromide (TBAB) in the ring opening esterification of glycidyl ethers using acrylic acid and methacrylic acid (see Example 7). In PTC esterifications, we typically expect the presence of a base to form the carboxylate salt from the acid then the quat acrylate would

New Award for Women in Chemistry

I am delighted to share with you the announcement of a new award and a ‘call for nominations’. The ‘1st Dr Margaret Faul Women in Chemistry Award‘ is intended to recognize and highlight outstanding contributions by young women to research in organic chemistry. The prize provided by Thieme includes an award of € 5,000. For more

Working with Britest on a new course on Chemical Engineering

Britest is a leading exponent of whole process design for the chemical, pharma and other process manufacturing industries. We are pleased to be collaborating with Britest on our course ‘Chemical Engineering: What Scientists and other Engineers Need to Know’. This course has been developed, and is presented, by chemical engineers and chemists who specialise in facilitating knowledge

John Studley to join Scientific Update as Scientific Director

Scientific Update is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr John Studley, formerly Head of Process Chemistry for Vertex Pharmaceuticals, UK. John will join the team at Scientific Update in August 2018 as Scientific Director bringing over 20 years’ experience in drug discovery, process chemistry and scale up, having previously worked for Rhone-Poulenc, Oxford Asymmetry and Vertex