Closed-Loop Multitarget Optimization for Discovery of New Emulsion Polymerization Recipes
Organic Process Research & Development
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Houben, C., Peremezhney, N., Zubov, A., Kosek, J., & Lapkin, A. (2015). Closed-Loop Multitarget Optimization for Discovery of New Emulsion Polymerization Recipes. Organic Process Research & Development, 19 (8), 1049-1053. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.oprd.5b00210
Self-optimization of chemical reactions enables faster optimization of reaction conditions or discovery of molecules with required target properties. The technology of self-optimization has been expanded to discovery of new process recipes for manufacture of complex functional products. A new machine-learning algorithm, specifically designed for multi-objective target optimization with an explicit aim to minimize the number of ‘expensive’ experiments, guides the discovery process. This ‘black-box’ approach assumes no a priori knowledge of chemical system and hence particularly suited to rapid development of processes to manufacture specialist low-volume, high-value products. The approach was demonstrated in discovery of process recipes for a semi-batch emulsion copolymerization, targeting a specific particle size and full conversion.
The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Research Council under the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (EC FP7) Grant Agreement n. [NMP2-SL-2012-280827] and EPSRC project “Closed Loop Optimization for Sustainable Chemical Manufacture” [EP/L003309/1].
EC FP7 CP (280827)
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.oprd.5b00210
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/249165
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