Homogeneous Catalysts

Today chemical syntheses and processes are mostly based on at least one catalytic step, which makes these methods technically, ecologically, and commercially more efficient, or even possible.

Due to activities and selectivities, catalysts which are mainly based on the platinum group metals (PGM's) – platinum, palladium, rhodium, iridium and ruthenium – play an important part in chemistry.

Homogeneous catalysts are completely soluble in the reaction mixture, and therefore are often well-defined chemical compounds, which can be adjusted to the desired catalytic process.

Your Benefits

  • Increasing the customers’ process efficiency through product qualities, experience and technical expertise
  • Developing individual products
  • Producing within the customers’ customs borders and providing technical support on site
  • Closed precious metals cycle: security of supply, precious metal refining, and an optimized capital commitment, as a service from a single source

Application Examples

  • Production of petrochemical intermediates
  • Different fields of fine chemicals and specialties, e.g.
    • pharmaceutical chemistry
    • agrochemistry
    • polymers
    • fragrances
    • silicones (Karstedt´s Catalysts)