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Visiting Chemical Engineering student wins 3rd prize at BACG Conference

August 15

The title of Maria's poster was “The effect of a polymeric additive (HPMC) on the shape and polymorphism of anthranilic acid crystals”.  Maria is pictured above right, with her poster at the conference.

In her study, the effect of HPMC on the crystallization of OABA was found to significantly inhibit the nucleation and growth of form I in water in both seeded and unseeded cooling crystallization experiments. The conversion time from the metastable form II to the stable form I in solutions of 10% w/w IPA/water was also increased and the shape of both forms I and II is widely modified.

The poster was co-authored by a PhD student, Miss Elena Simone and the work presented was sponsored by the European Research Council’s CrySys (Crystallization Systems Engineering) project, led by Professor Z.K. Nagy with the aim to improve the efficiency and quality of crystalline products, such as pharmaceuticals, food and fine chemicals, whilst reducing wastage and energy costs.

The Department would like to congratulate Maria on her achievement - may this be the first of many!


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