Chemicals, Inc, a manufacturer of specialty chemicals for research and development,
announced that it has signed an exclusive agreement with Catalyx Nanotech to
make Stacked Graphene NanoFibers (SGNF) available for R+D purposes.
Stacked Graphene Platelet Nanofibers are grown via a patented process that
decomposes carbon containing gases in the presence of metal catalyst particles.
The structure of the stacked grapheme platelet nano fibers consists of graphene
sheets oriented perpendicular to the growth axis like a stack of cards, spaced
0.34nm apart. The fibers have a mean width of 40-50nm and are 100-10,000nm long!
“These carbon-based nanofibers offer a host of potential applications
and expands our nanomaterials offering for our customers” said Ephraim
S. Honig, Strem’s Chief Operating Officer.
“Our nanofibers could be used as a carbon-based catalyst support for
fuel cells and other chemical processes, for the separation of volatile organic
carbon pollutants from water and in supercapacitors and batteries” said
Juzer Jangbarwala, Catalyx Nanotech Founder and Chairman. “We have also
recently demonstrated the production of these nanofibers from renewable resources”.
Strem’s nanomaterials product offering now includes nanoparticles of
many transition metals, precious metals as well as metal oxides, mixed-metal
oxides and magnetic fluids. These are provided in a number of different shapes
and sizes. Nanocatalysts are also available.
Strem Chemicals, Inc., established in 1964, is a privately held manufacturer
and marketer of specialty chemicals of high purity. Strem’s key products
include catalysts, ligands, organometallics, metal carbonyls and nanomaterials.
Its products are used for research and development and commercial scale applications,
especially in the pharmaceutical, microelectronics, chemicals and petrochemicals
industries. Strem Chemicals also provides custom synthesis, process development
and cGMP manufacturing services.
Catalyx Nanotech Inc. is a spin off from the technology incubator, Catalyx,
Inc., and was formed with the vision of using renewable resources to produce
high quality nanomaterials. By utilizing cost-effective and patented catalysis
technologies, Catalyx Nanotech is able to produce its unique Stacked Graphene
Platelet Nanofibers from methane, which is produced naturally from decaying
organic material in garbage at landfills. These nanofibers have been proven
to deliver exceptional performance in a wide variety of applications.