- Provides insights into generating rugged, practical, cost-effective processes for the chemical preparation of "small molecules"
- Breaks down process optimization into route, reagent and solvent selection, development of reaction conditions, workup, crystallizations and more
- Includes over 100 tips for rapid process development
- Presents guidelines for implementing and troubleshooting processes
"... A must reference on every process chemists (both the novice and the experienced practitioner) desk. This will be required reading by all new chemists, engineers and analysts in my department." --Sean T. Nugent, Searle Research and Development
"Practical Process Research & Development is just that, practical... Especially enjoyable are author Neal G. Anderson's pithy 'tips'... Fun chemistry throughout." --CHEMICAL INNOVATION. June 2000
"The new volume by Dr. Anderson ranks with the very best on the subject covering almost all aspects of process research and development and scale up in an informative and readable manner. ...the many "Tips" given throughout the book are practical and informative and should be mandatory reading for all synthetic organic chemists, including those in research and discovery. ...could well become a standard text on the subject. Indeed, it is my recommendation that Process Chemistry departments throughout the industry buy two copies, one for themselves and one to help educate their colleagues in research/discovery. Many of the topics covered and the tips given in the book could also be of great use to anyone organizing organic chemistry practical courses for students. Perhaps the highest praise one can give this book is to say that Foreword by Barry Sharpless raises very high expectations and the book meets and at times exceed those expectations." --ORGANIC PROCESS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, Vol.4, No.5, 2000
"Following enthusiastic Forwards by Barry Sharpless and Jerry Moniot, each chapter of the book addresses commonly encountered aspects of large-scale synthesis. Drawing extensively from literature case studies for illustration, Anderson also sprinkles useful tips throughout the text, while his use of lists, tables, and charts aids in reinforcing key concepts. The text readily succeeds as a highly practical tour throughout the considerations of chemical scale