my first post so I apologize if it's in the wrong section
I am having difficulty in (Q1) naming synthesis size batches according to scale name conventions (if there is such a thing) and I'd like to understand (Q2) what scale factor should be good enough to indicate a good chance of scaling to semi-industrial volumes.
By semi-industrial I mean a scale allowing commercial sale of the product but not involving intensive investment in plant building infrastructure. In this particular case I'm talking about the synthesis of nanoparticles coated in an active substance.
In the lab experiments we know that 50 mL reactions, are reproducible and efficient. Also, we don't need to go over such a volume as it gives us plenty of material to run tests, is economically sound and nothing is wasted.
Would you think that scaling of a factor of 100x to a batch of 5L is a good indication that the reaction could be scaled further or
if this is not enough, would a constant flow synthesis be ok/better?
Thanks for any opinions on the above