PHT has partnered with Dr. Bruce Lipshutz of the University of California, Santa Barbara, to champion green chemistry processes. Through this collaboration, we’ve developed innovative technologies that streamline production of TPGS-750-M, the main intermediate used to reduce organic waste and lessen the environmental footprint for many common reactions and couplings.
Why Green Chemistry?
Organic solvents make up 70 percent of the organic waste created by chemical enterprises. As a leader among chemical manufacturers, it is our responsibility to advance the industry by diminishing this waste through the use of environmentally safe and sustainable manufacturing practices. In addition to the environmental benefits, Green Chemistry also reduces cost, creates a higher-purity product, and enables a higher yield for each reaction. Because we can recycle both the catalyst and solvent up to six times, Green Chemistry creates minimal waste, and gives our customers the most efficient, cost-effective high-purity product on the market.
Dr. Bruce Lipshutz
A leading professor in Chemistry and Biochemistry, Dr. Bruce Lipshutz has become a key partner in PHT’s continued commitment to sustainable chemical manufacturing. An award-winning researcher, Dr. Lipshutz is the 2017 recipient of the ACS H. C. Brown Award for Creative Research in Synthetic Methods for his work on replacing organic solvents with water -- a cornerstone of our manufacturing processes.