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BASF at ChemSpec 2007


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* ChemSpec – major fine and specialty chemicals trade show

BASF will present its chemical intermediates and inorganics portfolio at the ChemSpec trade show in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on June 27 and 28. At booth C5, the company will show its innovative solutions for the pharmaceuticals, agricultural and plastics industries as well as applications like coatings, electronic chemicals and plant engineering. First held over 20 years ago, ChemSpec Europe is considered one of the major trade shows for manufacturers of fine and specialty chemicals
This will also be the first trade show with the combined presence of BASF and the new BASF Catalysts division, which resulted from BASF’s acquisition of Engelhard Corporation last year.

Chiral, Non-Chiral Specialty Intermediates: An important part of your innovation

The company’s strong technology position in chiral intermediates provides customers with access to a wide and growing ChiPros® portfolio that includes chiral amines, beta-hydroxyacids, aminoalcohols, aromatic and aliphatic acids, alcohols, and epoxides.

Non-chiral intermediates for the pharmaceutical industry will also be exhibited. They are based on the company’s core technologies that include high pressure chemistry as hydrogenation and amination, acetylene conversions, phosgene chemistry, carbonylation, epoxidation, ethoxylation and heterocyclic chemistry. New Business Development also offers to develop new intermediates that are not yet commercially available, using these core technologies as a basis.

Ionic liquids for a broad range of applications

BASF will also be presenting its range of more than 20 ionic liquids, marketed under the brand name BasionicsTM. The company develops customer- and application-specific products and processes that exploit the favorable properties of ionic liquids, which are highly versatile indeed. Be it at the scale of kilograms or tons: BASF’s versatile production facilities and long years of experience enable the company to produce ionic liquids in any volume large or small while always meeting the customer’s product quality criteria. Moreover, BASF supports its customers’ new developments by providing project support from lab scale to industrial scale. The company also offers a comprehensive package of services, including regulatory support and special logistics solutions.

The operating division Intermediates of the BASF Group develops, produces and markets the world’s largest range of intermediates. The most important of the more than 600 products include amines, diols, polyalcohols and acids. The range of top quality elements, reagents, solvents and protecting groups for chemical synthesis includes an extensive portfolio of chiral amines, alcohols, epoxides and acids (ChiPros®).

Inorganic specialties for the fine chemicals industry

The Inorganics operating division offers to its customers a broad portfolio of inorganic chemicals such as alcoholates, alkali metal compounds, boron trifluoride and borane compounds, boroxins and borates, hydroxylamine and its derivatives. The product range also includes 2- and 4-hydroxyacetophenone. These specialties are used as catalysts, reagents and building blocks in a wide variety of innovative industries, particularly in the pharmaceutical, agrochemical or cosmetics industries. Driven by customer needs New Business Development continuously works on the expansion of BASF’s inorganics portfolio. Recent examples of BASF’s activities in this area are the launch of hydroxylamine-O-sulfonic acid, a versatile aminating agent, O-benzylhydroxylamine hydrochloride, which is useful whenever a protecting group on an N-O-functionality is needed, as well as the development of N,O-dimethylhydroxylamine hydrochloride that is now available also in larger quantities for syntheses in the life science industry. These product innovations contribute to making our customers’ syntheses less complex and time-consuming as well as more cost-effective.

Catalysts for environmental and chemical processes

BASF Catalysts, a division of BASF, is the world’s leading supplier of environmental and process catalysts. The group offers exceptional expertise in the development of technologies that protect the air, produce fuels and ensure efficient production of a wide variety of chemicals, plastics and adsorbents.

BASF delivers high-standard enabling technologies to the fine chemical, pharmaceutical and agrochemical markets. The portfolio of enabling technologies, including precious metal and base metal hetero- and homogeneous catalysts and metal scavenging materials, is continuously strengthened by focused R&D and licensing of new technologies.


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