It does, for example, no good to offer an elegant, difficult and expensive process to an industrial manufacturing chemist, whose ideal is something to be carried out in a disused bathtub by a one-armed man who cannot read, the product being collected continuously through the drain hole in 100% purity and yield. - Sir John Cornforth, Chemistry in Britain, 1975, 342.Hardly anything does, but it's an ideal to keep in mind. Happy Wednesday!
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Process Wednesday: the Cornforth quote
I've personally begun looking at routes and asking: does it pass the one-armed man test?: