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Understanding Catalysts

Understanding Catalysts

Posted by Mark L. Nelson, Ph.D on 26th Aug 2022

A catalyst is a substance that speeds up a chemical reaction, or lowers the temperature or pressure needed to start one, without itself being consumed during the reaction. Catalysis is the process of adding a catalyst to facilitate a reaction.

CP Lab Chemicals can provide a wide array of organometallic catalysts used in organic chemistry, hydrogenation reactions and chiral synthesis, with BINAP, Ferrocene-Palladium, and SEGPHOS catalysts readily available, of hi-purity and also available in bulk quantities.

We offer a broad array of palladium, platinum, and ruthenium catalysts that are used in a large array of synthetic reactions common in the synthesis laboratory.

Catalysts are available in different concentrations (% active), on solid supports, as wetted compounds, and those used in the manufacturing and electronics industries. All catalysts are available in small research quantities and in Bulk through quotation.

Download the Catalysts Quick List

SAFETY INFORMATION: Respiratory targets are of prime importance when handling catalysts and include the lungs and respiratory tract, in addition, eyes and mucous membranes are sensitive. Some individuals have shown allergic reactions to catalysts.

Palladium Exposure:

1. Kielhorn J, Melber C, Keller D, Mangelsdorf I. Palladium--a review of exposure and effects to human health. Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2002 Oct;205(6):417-32. doi: 10.1078/1438-4639-00180. PMID: 12455264.

Platinum and General Chemical Exposure:

2. OSHA Hazard Classification Guidance for Manufacturers, Importers, and Employers