Organic Chemistry

Making Better Decisions During Synthetic Route Design: Leveraging Prediction to Achieve Greenness-by-Design



This paper expands our work predicting Process Mass Intensity (PMI), as a methodology for exploring the potential efficiency of proposed synthetic routes. In the present work, we integrate a method for predicting the PMI contributions of high complexity reagents, needed to enable certain transformations. We focus on ligands for metal catalyzed reactions - and develop an approach for predicting which ligands may function in CN couplings - as a proof of concept. We leverage this to enable the integration of the PMI contribution of the ligands into a predictions of a routes efficiency, enabling an understanding of the holistic impact of a route decision..

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