C-Tech have developed custom built electrochemical synthesis (electrosynthesis) equipment from lab scale to pilot and production systems.
The electrosynthesis process involves oxidation (removal of electrons) at the anode or reduction (addition of electrons) at the cathode of an electrochemical cell. The reaction is controlled by the electrode potential and reaction conditions which depend on cell and system design.
To improve the selectivity and yield of chemical reactions by introducing electrochemical process technology in place of conventional chemical reactions. We will use our expertise in both electrochemistry and electrochemical engineering to develop processes that meet client specifications for conversion and selectivity. We will pioneer the adoption of electrochemical synthesis in high value chemicals such as pharmaceutical, fragrance and flavour intermediates.
Our team has developed a range of electrochemical cells and balance of plant designed to meet our clients’ needs. From proof-of-concept through to production equipment C-Tech will design, build and deliver to our client’s specification.
Our systems are used in Fine Chemical and Pharmaceutical applications amongst others. Examples include:
- Inorganic chemical synthesis including bromine, chlorine, fluorine, aluminium
- Aqueous and non-aqueous organic chemical synthesis including L-cysteine, electro-catalytic hydrogenation, the reduction of carboxylic acids