Process Research & Development

Accelerating, transforming challenge into success


The field of organocatalysis is a main stay in organic synthesis. Organocatalysts can often be utilized to provide efficient, robust and green processes. Our team has stayed abreast of the emerging developments in the field and identified numerous applications of organocatalysis to support our ongoing projects.

Heterogeneous Catalysis: Heterogeneous catalysts harboring transition metals can finely tune reaction selectivity and accelerate reaction rates. They also feature the great advantages of easy separation and reusability, boosting the efficiency and greenness of chemical process. On top of our constantly growing in-house catalyst inventory, we continue to research, design, develop and manufacture the following catalysts to support our projects:

Homogenous catalysis: The development of new and improved homogenous catalysts by soluble transition metal complexes offers many advantages over heterogeneous catalysis, such as milder reaction conditions, higher activities and selectivities, and better control of operating conditions. Such superior performance arises from the ability of transition metals to complex with a wide variety of ligands in a number of geometries and to easily change from one oxidation state to another. These help facilitate a wide variety of reactions for the production of important building blocks. We have successfully applied a number of unique and different catalytic approaches. Some examples of such systems or catalysts are general acid and base catalysis (ester hydrolysis), organic catalysts, enzymatic processes, nitrogen oxides, chloride atoms, etc.