Chemicals, Inc, a manufacturer of specialty chemicals for research and development,
announced that it has expanded its US-based nanomaterials initiative and established
a Nanochemistry Laboratory in Europe.
The new Nanochemistry Laboratory is located at the Institut de Science et d’Ingenierie
Supramoleculaires (ISIS) of the University of Strasbourg, France and will be
headed by Dr. Nina Matoussevitch, an experienced Nanochemist. Dr. Matoussevitch’s
lab will work closely with Strem’s US facility and Prof. Dr. Helmut Boennemann,
Strem’s nanoconsultant. The goal of the new facility will be to serve
R&D groups worldwide with custom-made nanostructured materials.
Strem’s nanomaterials manufacturing activities began in 2004 when it
licensed technology developed by Prof. Dr. Boennemann at the Max-Planck Institute
in Germany. This technology allowed for the manufacture of a variety of metal-based
nanoparticles including colloids and magnetic fluids.
Strem’s 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, such as gold nanospheres
and gold nanorods and with a variety of surface coatings. Nanoparticle sizes
range from 1nm gold which has been shown to be toxic to cancer cells, to 90nm.
Nanocatalysts are also available.
Strem has also recently enhanced its web site and made nanomaterials information
more readily accessible. The site’s technical content has been enhanced
to include MSDS sheets and Certificates of Analysis. Additional product resources
have been added highlighting applications and literature references. On-line
ordering, quote requests and literature request may also be made on-line.