Sunday, April 28, 2013
Energetic / click chemistry and chemical industry
Energetic chemistry resides at the core of click chemistry concept. The energetic nature gives high reactivity, short cycle times, clean reactions, less purification, therfore cost-saving. At the same time energetic chemistry is highly underutilized due to the obvious concerns about the very same energetic nature. It is particularly true in chemical industry and pharmaceutical industry.
Things probably will change through a few means: demonstration of long-term success and safety by the existing hazardous chemistry specialty companies; education and business development with pharmaceutical companies; and most of all, competition pressure and overall cost-benefit calculation.
Where and when the decision has to be made, it will be. As history often shows, changes happen under pressure not by forward thinking.