In-House Course
Practical Phase-Transfer Catalysis

The Industrial
Catalysis Experts


In 1996-2013, 31 highly satisfied companies in the 
US, UK, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, China, Hungary and Israel 
have achieved higher process R&D performance after conducting the in-house course

"Practical Phase-Transfer Catalysis"

in the convenience and privacy of their own conference rooms, with substantial savings.

Course Agenda

Course Overview

The course "Practical Phase-Transfer Catalysis" is highly focused toward the needs of industrial organic chemists. The emphasis is on applying the fundamentals of PTC to improve hundreds of organic chemical reactions and enhance productivity, quality, safety and environmental performance of real world manufacturing processes for organic chemicals and polymers. Surprising techniques are disclosed and illustrated by example to enhance process and reaction performance. Participants routinely tell us that they are extremely pleased and surprised by the systematic guidelines for evaluating and optimizing PTC applications.

Course Manual

Each participant receives a 200-page well organized PTC reference manual which includes not only the updated applications and theory, but also includes the guidelines for identification, evaluation and optimization of new PTC applications. The manual includes > 220 organic PTC reactions and 10 exercises. Additional subjects are covered of great interest to industrial chemists such as catalyst separation and recycle, resource-efficient PTC R&D and future patentable PTC technologies.

Facility Requirements

Hosting company shall provide a training room which will include wide tables for participants to take notes, a "beamer" (projector for PowerPoint presentation from a PC), screen and a flip chart or a writing board with markers.

Course Schedule

Training on the first day is from 8:45 to 4:30 and from 8:45 to 4:00 on the second day. 15 minute breaks at 10:30 and 2:30 on both days of the course. Coffee and/or refreshments should be provided by company for the participants for 15 minute breaks. Lunch breaks on both days of training will be 12:00-1:15. Logistics should allow for participants to return promptly to the training at 1:15, preferably, lunch should be provided by the company to the participants on both days in or near the training room.


$18,000 up to 20 participants
$24,000 for 21-30 participants.

In addition, the hosting company will reimburse reasonable travel expenses for Dr. Halpern (airfare, hotel, meals, other transportation, etc.). These fees include training and manuals. Course dates will be reserved upon prepayment of $1,000, at least 30 days before travel. Balance of fees and travel expenses will be paid within 30 days of course completion.
Note: The fee per participant for the most recent "public" course was $1,495 (excluding lodging).

Ratings by Course Participants

Thirty one in-house courses and nineteen public courses "Practical Phase-Transfer Catalysis" were conducted in the US, UK, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Holland, Italy, Ireland, Spain, China, Hungary and Israel since 1996 with reported customer impact of several million $$$! Overall course evaluations score an average of 4.5 out of 5.0 and >98% answer "yes" in response to the questions: "Would you have performed past projects differently if you took this course earlier?" and "Would you recommend this course to your colleagues?" Highly satisfied in-house course customers include well known pharmaceutical, agrochemical, dye and other specialty and fine organic chemical manufacturers.

Inquiries & Reservations

For reservations and information:
[1] call PTC Communications at tel +1 856-222-1146
[2] fax PTC Communications at fax +1 856-222-1124
[3] send E-mail to Dr. Marc Halpern and type in the Subject Line "In-House Course Inquiry" and feel free to ask questions and provide details about your company's needs.

Tel. +1 856 222 1146 - PTC Communications, Inc
last modified 1-Dec-2013

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