the global leader in catalysis, will introduce the first two catalysts from
its new NanoSelectTM platform technology, NanoSelect LF 100 and NanoSelect LF
200, for use in fine chemical and pharmaceutical applications at the CPhl Worldwide
which starts today.
The two catalysts NanoSelect LF 100 and NanoSelect LF 200 were specifically
designed to meet the market requirements of providing a Lead-free replacement
for Lindlar catalysts, which have long been used in hydrogenation processes.
NanoSelect LF 100 and LF 200 are characterized by supported well-defined, unimodal
nano-sized palladium clusters and show similar activity and selectivity as Lindlar
catalysts in selective hydrogenation reactions. “BASF NanoSelect LF 100
and LF 200 catalysts are an environmentally-friendly alternative for Lindlar
catalysts,” says Dr. Hans Donkervoort, Global Product Technology Manager
Specialty and Fine Chemicals Catalysts at BASF’s Catalyst Division. “They
additionally offer significant cost savings by having a markedly lower Precious
The Catalysts Division is among a number of BASF businesses presenting their
extensive expertise for supporting pharmaceutical industry customers at “CPhI
Worldwide,” the “Convention on Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Intermediates”
that will take place in Frankfurt, Germany, from September 30 through October
BASF’s booth 30B04, in Hall 3.0, will bear the motto “Pharma Solutions
from BASF.” In addition to catalysts, BASF also presents pharma ingredients
and custom synthesis services for better drugs, high-end intermediates for the
pharmaceutical industry as well as innovative inorganic specialties.
BASF continually develops new intelligent solutions based on the latest catalyst
technologies for its customers. The company delivers these “Enabling Technologies”
to the fine chemical, pharmaceutical and agrochemical markets to make its customers
more successful in their dynamically changing environments. 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.
BASF’s Catalysts division 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 we breathe, produce the fuels that power
our world and ensure efficient production of a wide variety of chemicals, plastics,
adsorbents and other products.
For more information, please go to www.catalysts.basf.com.