Archived: Catalysis in the Fine Chemical Industry Conference
Industrial Case Studies
Date: 02 June - 03 June 2021
Time: 2.00pm (UK - BST); 3.00pm (Central Europe); 9.00 am (EDT); 6.00 am (PDT) each day - 5.30pm
Location: Online PlatformLive Event
- A unique 2-day online conference bringing together industrial and academic innovators to discuss emerging catalytic technology and its application in the pharmaceutical, agrochemical and fine chemical industries.
- Featuring top speakers from academia and industry, this event will provide industrial chemists with an unparalleled opportunity to explore how evolving catalysis can change the future landscape of process chemistry.
- Panel discussions with world-leading catalyst suppliers and experts in industrial catalysis. Share your thoughts and experiences and help shape the future!
Via an online platform, there will be the chance to listen to the talks, view the speakers slides and ask questions after each session. The Virtual conference will be held during the following times (based on UK timing) as we hope this will allow most people to join from around the world. This event will NOT BE RECORDED – we apologise to customers in Asia who might be unable to join.
Wednesday June 2nd | 2.00 – 5.40 pm (UK)
Thursday June 3rd | 2.00 – 5.40 pm (UK)
There will be a VIRTUAL Exhibition too so you will be able to have access to suppliers of equipment, technology and services. Plus we have some exciting new developments to keep you engaged and enable networking with your peers – so please look out for our announcements.
Hosted Discussion Groups – see topics below and on our programme
Please contact us if you are interested in Exhibiting or Sponsoring this event: [email protected]
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
- Process Research & Organic Chemists
- Heads of Departments & Team Leaders
- Technical Managers
HOW WILL YOU BENEFIT FROM ATTENDING?
- Benefit by hearing from key speakers who will present detailed case studies.
- Learn from a wide range of academic and industrial case studies given by our hand-picked industrial speakers.
- Access how industry strategies are evolving to meet today’s challenges.
- Learn how your peers are developing solutions to common problems.
- Gather important information on technical developments and equipment.
- Bring yourself up-to-date on current developments and future trends in pharmaceutical development.
- Meet and network with the key people working in the pharmaceutical industries – during our discussion sessions.
- Save time by picking up essential tips from experts in their fields.
Hosted Discussion Sessions
WEDNESDAY JUNE 2nd
Session 1 | 5.00 – 5.45 (BST)
ROOM 1 | JOHNSON MATTHEY
HOMOGENEOUS HYDROGENATION TECHNOLOGY AT JOHNSON MATTHEY
An overview and an open discussion on the technology offer from Johnson Matthey, with specific focus on industrial applicability of hydrogenation and transfer hydrogenation technology, including an analysis of catalysts cost contribution to processes and process optimization.
ROOM 2 | KANEKA
PROCESS INTENSIFICATION: MANUFACTURING IMPROVEMENTS USING BIOCATALYSIS AND FLOW CATALYSIS
Stephen D Drake Ph.D., Director of Marketing and Development, Kaneka Americas Holdings, Inc.
Process Intensification of existing or new process routes for small molecules is an excellent way to make your process safer, more efficient, or include new types of chemistry. Kaneka has a long history of applying our Biocatalysis and Flow Catalysis experience to support large scale manufacturing and development programs. This discussion will provide insight into Kaneka’s capabilities and facilities, as well as case studies to show real manufacturing improvements using Catalysis.
ROOM 3 | PhosphonicS
OPTIMISING METAL REMOVAL AND RECOVERY FOR MORE SUSTAINABLE AND COST EFFECTIVE CHEMICAL PROCESSES
Dr Paul Murray, CTO
Catalysis is ubiquitous in the chemical industry and is a key pillar of green chemistry. Precious group metals (PGMs) metals such as Pt, Pd and Rh remain very important to realising many important chemical transformations.
We will show how scavenging can be a more cost effective solution than you may believe. We will share our approach to optimising efficient scavenging processes and share case studies. These techniques are applicable whether you are looking to remove metal impurities to meet the ICH guidelines or want to recovery value from waste streams. The use of PhosphonicS scavengers provide for more cost effective solutions for PGM and provide sustainable solutions to support the continued use of PGM’s in your catalytic processes.
THURSDAY JUNE 3RD
Session 2 | 5.00 – 5.45 PM (BST)
ROOM 4 | Johnson Matthey
EnzymE CUSTOMISATION – TAILORING BIOCATALYSIS SOLUTIONS FOR INDUSTRIAL TRANSFORMATIONs
Biocatalysis is an attractive, alternate catalyst technology for organic chemistry. By providing sustainability advantages, one of the main challenges remains the successful delivery of biocatalysed processes from an initial “hit” to a final process. With the rapid growth in enzyme engineering strategies, natural enzymes are now increasingly fine-tuned for complex chemistries, making them cost-competitive, desirable catalysts. At JM, we utilise a, computationally driven approach to modify our versatile collection of starting-point enzymes towards desired chemistries, in shorter timelines. In addition, by using the process-performance as the ultimate guide for probing enzyme limitations, enzyme customisation is a powerful tool in JMs capabilities that can bring biocatalysis solutions for your chemistry!
ROOM 5 | Sinocompound
HOMOGENEOUS CATALYSIS: ENABLING THE USE OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY IN LARGE SCALE SYNTHESIS
Dr Carin Johansson Seechurn, Technical Advisor, Sinocompound
Homogeneous catalysis is widely applied in the pharmaceutical and fine chemical industry. This is a broad topic, encompassing the use of organic molecules as catalysts as well as the use of base metal (non-noble metals) and precious metal catalysts. Oftentimes, the metal catalysts are used in combination with a ligand in order to improve or enable a desired reaction. In asymmetric catalysis, the use of an enantiopure ligand is required to aid the enantioselective transformation.
All the above-mentioned areas are continuously investigated and expanded by the academic as well as the industrial communities and new catalysts and ligands are constantly reported in the literature. In this Discussion Session we are presenting selected advanced technologies from our product portfolio and show casing how we could support the arising homogeneous catalysis needs within pharmaceutical and fine chemical organisations. We would like to engage with the attendees, hear your opinions and encourage discussion about the challenges you currently face with respect to homogeneous catalysis.
ROOM 6 | Umicore
OPTI SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY ENABLED BY PRECIOUS METAL CATALYSIS
Dr Philip Wheeler
As interest in abundant metal catalysis continues to grow, statements in peer-reviewed articles pointing out the rarity of platinum-group metals (PGMs) are common. Is that a reason to question their sustainability? The impact of shortening a synthetic sequence or eliminating a solvent-intensive purification by using a highly active and selective precious metal catalyst often far outweighs its cost, and outlines that sustainability should never be considered from a single dimension. Furthermore, there is potential to recover and re-use the precious metal through a closed-loop process that is often underutilized.
This discussion will address the following topics:
- An overview of the role of catalysis in green chemistry
- Benefits and trade-offs of using precious metal and non-precious metal catalysts
- Getting the most out of a closed-loop recovery solution
Thank you to our Conference Sponsors, for more information on our sponsors please visit our Virtual Exhibition
Please contact Dr Claire Francis for more information on becoming a sponsor