Robinson Brothers can support custom synthesis projects. We have the capacity to manufacture samples for lab validation through to multi-tonne quantities when a project is ready for scale-up.

Our Research & Development laboratories are staffed by highly skilled teams of Research Chemists with a wide range of synthetic experience, being experts in process development, scale-up and optimisation.

Robinson Brothers can offer an extensive range of sophisticated chemistries by handling challenging reagents, such as: Carbon disulfide, Chlorosulfonic acid and Phosgene. We also offer Diels Alder and Freidel Crafts reactions, vacuum distillation and cyclisations to produce heterocyclic molecules. Our manufacturing plants are capable of operating between -5oC to 170oC at Pilot Plant and Production scale. Autoclaves are capable of achieving temperatures up to 170oC and pressures up to 70bar. Vessel capacity varies from 25L to 13,500L across our multiple manufacturing plants, and associated ancillary equipment including vacuum pumps, gauge tanks, filter driers are capable of being vented under negative pressure to the thermal oxidiser and abatement plant. Product isolation is conducted in segregated solids handling facilities – typically having Rosenmund Guedu enclosed filter driers. Our final product packing areas are equipped with laminar flow booths.

Robinson Brothers can rapidly scale up processes and products as necessary from laboratory grams to kilograms in Kilo-Laboratory and/or Pilot Plant facilities, and thence in a Production Operations Plant to multi-tonne quantities. We have a culture of continuous improvement, which is implemented by our Process Improvement Group. This is an approach that consistently delivers demonstrable benefits to our customers.

We have invested heavily in a fully-equipped Process Hazard Screening Laboratory with full-time expert staffing. Every stage of a manufacturing process is rigorously screened for any reaction hazards and process safety prior to making first scale-up in the Kilo-Laboratory and/or Pilot Plant. Click here to learn more about process safety at Robinson Brothers. 

From our UK chemical manufacturing site, we can offer the following services all of which are underpinned by our strong policies on Intellectual Property (IP) protection;

  • Synthetic route development 
  • Process optimisation 
  • Process scale-up from grams to multi-tonne quantities
  • Full analytical support including HPLC, GC-MS, UV-Vis spectroscopy
  • NMR analysis can be provided
  • Confidentiality and exclusivity

 Contact us to find out how our highly-skilled R&D teams can make your next project our latest success.