Reaction & Synthesis

Phthaloyl Peroxide Promises To Simplify Pharmaceutical Manufacture

Just combine the reagents, mix them and go, say researchers.

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered a new chemical reaction that has the potential to lower the cost and streamline the manufacture of compounds ranging from agricultural chemicals to pharmaceutical drugs.

The reaction resolves a long-standing challenge in organic chemistry in creating phenolic compounds from aromatic hydrocarbons quickly and cheaply.

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