The 2008-09 Catalog of Research Chemicals, Metals and Materials
from Alfa Aesar will be published in January 2008.
The new catalog features over 3,000 new products, many of which are novel fine
organics, including hundreds of new boronic acids, silanes and silanols, chiral diamines,
fluorochemicals and more. Other new products include nano-materials, base metal fuel
cell catalysts, fuel cell components, pure metals, alloys, analytical standards, precious
metal catalysts and catalyst/ligand kits.
While the technical content of other chemical catalogs has been cut back, the Alfa Aesar
catalog has been extensively augmented with thousands of new and updated literature
references, application notes, synonym listings and other specification details. Molecular
structure diagrams are included for most chemicals, and the catalog is extensively
indexed by Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) number, stock number and molecular formula. The product listings for all hazardous substances are also enhanced with hazard
pictograms and risk and safety phrases.
In addition to chemical compounds, the catalog includes special sections listing pure
elements, alloys, analytical products, precious metal compounds and catalysts, labware
A new 14-page introduction has been added to the Precious Metal Compounds and
Catalysts section. Authored by recognized catalyst expert Martyn Twigg, the introduction
briefly covers the history of precious metal catalysis, then proceeds with sections on
general catalytic requirements for industrial applications, unsupported metal catalysts,
supported catalysts, and homogeneous catalysts.
The catalog includes seven appendices, each focusing on a separate area of chemistry:
organophosphorous intermediates, phase-transfer reactions, isocyanates and
isothiocyanates, silylation and silanes in organic synthesis, boronic acids, peptide
reagents, and fluorinating agents in organic chemistry.
To request a copy of the 2008/09 Catalog visit our website at www.alfa.com, call 1-800-
343-0660 or email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.