BASF to Showcase Chemical Intermediates, Catalysts and Inorganics Portfolio at Chemspec

BASF will present its chemical intermediates, catalysts and inorganics portfolio at the "ChemSpec" trade show in Barcelona, Spain, on June 17 and 18. ChemSpec Europe is considered one of the major trade shows for manufacturers of fine and specialty chemicals in this region.

At BASF's booth D 5 in hall 1, BASF experts will inform industry professionals about the company's comprehensive portfolio of products and services. The focus of the booth will be on innovative solutions for the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries as well as coatings, electronics and plant engineering applications. The booth will also feature tried and tested products from BASF's unparalleled chemical portfolio: based on its comprehensive expertise, BASF can offer an extensive range of services too. All aim for the same goal: to improve the properties of the end products the customer manufactures and to enhance process efficiency fast and purposefully.

BASF to showcase new and proven intermediates

In early 2010, BASF will launch its cyclododecanone (CDon) intermediate. To produce it, the company operates a novel, highly efficient manufacturing process that has meanwhile earned international distinction. CDon is the key raw material for making laurolactam, an intermediate used to produce the high-performance plastic polyamide 12. It also serves as an intermediate for fragrances and UV stabilizers.

Two specialty amines, methylisopropylamine and cyclohexylmethylamine, are new products expanding BASF's extensive amines portfolio. They are employed in the manufacture of active ingredients for the agrochemical and pharmaceutical industries and feature excellent purity as well as a very low range of side products, meeting even most stringent specifications in these two industries.

BASF has continued to add to its broad portfolio of chiral intermediates, which are marketed as ChiPros . New amino alcohols include amino butanols as well as cyclohexyl and cyclopentyl amino alcohols with amino and alcohol groups protected in different ways. The range of chiral alcohols has been expanded to include naphthylethanols and differently substituted phenylalkanols as well as aliphatic and cycloaliphatic alcohols. ChiPros, which are manufactured on the basis of various biocatalytic processes, are used successfully in the production of active substances for pharmaceuticals and crop protectants.

With Huenig's Base (ethyldiisopropylamine) and DBU Pharma (1,8-diazabicycloundecene pharma) BASF offers two versatile reagents in high quality for the synthesis of pharmaceutically active compounds. Huenig's Base is employed both to drive reactions to completion and/or to remove unwanted side products. A typical example is the formation of esters from alcohols and acid chlorides in the presence of Huenig's Base. DBU Pharma on the other hand addresses specific problems in synthesis, such as the formation of olefins by dehydrohalogenation or targeted alkylation of methylene compounds. Both Huenig's Base and DBU Pharma are available from BASF as drummed or bulk material.

BASF will be presenting vinyl compounds at ChemSpec, including novel vinylphosphonic acid and vinylphosphonic acid dimethyl ester. From these monomers various specialty polymers are manufactured for uses in coatings, construction chemicals and adhesives. Both products feature favorable properties with respect to improved adhesion, anti-corrosive and flame-retardant behavior.

Moreover, BASF will showcase its extensive range of vinyl ethers and acetylene alcohols. They serve as building blocks in manufacturing crop protection products, medical drugs and fragrances, and as monomers to make specialty polymers for applications in coatings, construction chemicals and adhesives.

Customized technical service: that is how BASF helps its customers to use vinylphosphonic acid, vinylphosphonic acid dimethyl ester as well as vinylethers and acetylene alcohols in the best possible manner.This service also allows for customized development cooperation.

In producing its intermediates BASF employs a most diverse range of sophisticated technologies, including biotransformations, enantioselective synthesis and electrochemistry as well as high-pressure reactions like hydrogenation or amination of ketones and alcohols. Professional handling of reactive building blocks can obviously be taken for granted in all cases. The company also offers to develop on request new intermediates that are not yet commercially available.They can be produced on all scales, from kilogram to ton volumes.

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