Lesson Code: PUA-1200. This e-Lesson is aimed at operations personnel in API manufacturing and provides an overview of how chemical reactions are carried out and the various process variables that must be controlled.

  • Category: API Manufacturing - Processes


After taking this e-Lesson, you will be able to:

  • Explain why chemical reactions must be controlled
  • Distinguish between starting materials and intermediate materials
  • Explain why impurities must be controlled in a chemical reaction
  • Explain what is meant by yield in a chemical reaction
  • List the common process variables in a chemical reaction
  • Recognize the importance of following batch production records

KEYWORDS: Chemical Reaction, Exothermic, Impurities, Intermediates, Process Variables, Solvent, Starting Materials, Yield