IN4TECH SYNTHESIS

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IN LINE WITH ITS MISSION AND PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE, IN4TECH HAS ALSO A SUBSIDIARY, IN4TECH SYNTHESIS S.R.L., DEDICATED TO THE DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION OF SYNTHETIC PROCEDURES.

ab_1Synthesis is the execution of a chemical reaction or a sequence of consecutive chemical reactions to obtain one or more compounds. This sequence must be reproducible, reliable and, if used for industrial production, also scalable. The reactions in the sequence may be followed by physical processes involving separation (precipitation, distillation, extraction, etc.) to purify the products.

Many famous reactions in organic chemistry have dominated industrial production in the 20th century, in all sectors, from the production of basic reagents for industry, to the production of plastic polymers, to more refined pharmaceutical productions. Subsequently, the advent of biotechnological productions and fermentative processes in particular, changed the industrial world.

Today, chemical synthesis is being applied to biological molecules more and more often, with the aim of enhancing some characteristics (one example is the synthesis of acetylsalicylic acid, more commonly known as Aspirin). This is a case of semi-synthesis, a class of reactions that rightfully belongs to biotechnological productions and is becoming all the more important for industrial purposes, along with historical and consolidated synthetic processes which are still used mainly in the basic chemistry and petrochemical sector.
In fact, modern biotechnologies, which provide greater control of the biosynthetic processes in the cell, make it possible to perform most of the synthesis process with a given micro-organism, in controlled fermentative processes, so as to obtain the desired product with a few traditional synthesis stages.


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