Parallel synthesis enables substantial time savings and compound differentiation by running multiple experiments simultaneously.
Parallel synthesis is used to accelerate the discovery of new compounds and to screen for optimal process conditions. In the pharmaceutical industry, parallel synthesis is used for the discovery and development of potential drug candidates. For example, this enables the synthesis of libraries with diverse chemical structures that can be screened for potential biological activity.
Parallel Synthesis applications run at different scales, including lead generation, lead optimization, and screening for optimal reaction conditions. Thus, in process scale-up and development, parallel synthesis methods speed process optimization by providing a better understanding of the effect of reaction variables including solvent systems, optimal temperatures and concentrations, correct reagents, reaction times, and selection of catalysts.