Technical expertise

Regulated synthesis

Often during the API manufacturing process, significant amounts of waste by-products and pollutants are generated. It has been estimated that 80% of this waste can be traced back to solvents (Roger Sheldon, ChemTech, 1994).

Solvent selection is crucial in eliminating the environmental burden associated with API manufacture.

Our Greener Solutions meet this growing need for more environmentally friendly technologies in chemical synthesis. Despite advances in research, mainstream chemical producers have not yet taken full advantage of green chemistry and engineering. We can support you in developing more sustainable chemical processes that will differentiate your future-thinking business. 

“IMCD’s Greener Solvents Seminar showed us alternative solvents that we were not aware of”

Managing Director, Biopharma

The first step in the journey is our Greener Solvents seminar, which is delivered free of charge to you and your team. In the session, we present alternatives to some of the potentially toxic or environmentally harmful solvents commonly used in chemical synthesis today. 
In turn, we are continuing to expand our own portfolio of speciality solvents to include raw materials that are derived from renewable feed stocks, have lower toxic potential or require less energy during manufacturing.