Feasibility studies as orientation aid
As recently published in the CHEManager the success of innovations (return on investment, ROI) is not always clearly measurable. Nevertheless, innovations are an indispensable investment in the future. Process conversions in chiral catalysis such as a shift of the asymmetric step or re-using of expensive noble metal catalysts reduce production costs considerably. A feasibility study of DexLeChem serves as orientation aid and provides the necessary data to judge the ROI of a process conversion realistically already at an early stage.