Crystallization operations remain the main unit operations allowing purification, separation, and resolution on an industrial scale. Understanding crystallization processes from a fundamental point of view is required to come to a robust, upscaled process allowing reaching high-end materials.
Within this context, part of the research at the IMCN orients at identifying novel solid forms, and developing novel crystallization based applications for these crystalline forms targeting more specifically purification, separation and chiral resolution processes of food and pharmaceutical compounds. Expertise is available in the context of 1) novel crystal form discovery, characterization and analysis; 2) crystallization development of targeted crystal forms 3) multi-component crystallization processes with a particular focus on purification and chiral resolution processes. Tools available include chemical characterization tools, process development and upscaling tools, as well as in situ analytical process technologies.