Over the past decade, breakthroughs have been made in the development of non-metal catalysts, especially for renewable energy applications. Having abundant expertise in catalysis, Alfa Chemistry Catalysts proudly announces that a wide range of non-metal catalysts are now readily accessible, including arsenic catalysts, boron catalysts, nitrogen-containing catalysts, phosphorus catalysts, and more.

A non-metallic catalyst refers to a compound that is catalytically active but does not contain metal atoms or metal ions. Both metal and non-metal catalysts provide a new improved alternative to traditional methods in modern synthetic chemistry. Non-metal single-atom catalysts have gained as much attention as metal catalysts in recent years as they exhibit unique activity for certain reactions and thus enjoy greater application prospects. For instance, carbon-based materials, such as defective or heteroatom-doped graphene and carbon nanotubes, are mostly adopted for water electrolysis, fuel cells, and metal–air batteries.

The non-metal catalysts provided by Alfa Chemistry Catalysts include:

Arsenic Catalysts
Arsenic catalysts can be used for hydroboration and polymerization. In addition to the in-stock arsenic catalysts such as sodium arsenate dibasic heptahydrate, triphenylarsine oxide, phenylarsine oxide, potassium arsenate monobasic and triphenylarsine, Alfa Chemistry’s laboratory also has advanced equipment to ensure tailored synthesis of arsenic catalysts in a timely and efficiently manner.

Boron Catalysts
Amorphous catalysts doped with boron in other metals have remarkable catalytic effects in catalytic hydrogenation and become a research hotspot in chemical catalysis. Alfa Chemistry offers the following types of boron catalysts: boric acid, amorphous boron alloy catalyst, and boron-containing water cracking catalyst.

Nitrogen-containing Catalysts
Currently, nitrogen-containing catalysts are mainly used as cathodic REDOX catalysts for direct methanol fuel cells (DMFC), or for oxygen reduction reactions (ORR) in electrochemistry. The nitrogen-containing catalysts available at Alfa Chemistry include: (S)-(+)-2-[Hydroxy(diphenyl)methyl]-1-methylpyrrolidine, N-[(1S,2S)-2-[Bis(phenylmethyl)amino]cyclohexyl]-N'-[3,5-bis(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]thiourea, 98%, (99% ee), (2S)-2-Amino-3,3-dimethyl-N-(phenylmethyl)butanamide, 98%, (99% ee), (8α, 9S)-(+)-9-Amino-cinchonan-6'-ol, min. 90%, and more.

Phosphorus Catalysts
Phosphorus catalysts are widely used in organic chemistry laboratories to convert acetic acid and formaldehyde into acrylic acid or used to catalyze hydrodesulfurization (HDS) and hydrodenitrogenation (HDN).

“With many years of hands-on laboratory practice in the field of chemical synthesis, the scientific team of Alfa Chemistry Catalysts knows what researchers truly need in their organic synthesis projects. We now work closely with universities and private companies to meet their various needs for catalysts,” says a spokesperson from Alfa Chemistry Catalysts.

For more information about Alfa Chemistry Catalysts’ offering of non-metal catalysts, please visit https://www.alfachemic.com/catalysts/products/non-metal-catalysts.html or email us directly.

Author's Bio: 

Founded years ago, Alfa Chemistry Catalysts’ aim to supply stable, high-efficient, and inexpensive catalysts for researchers still remains unchanged. To make this vision a reality, tremendous efforts have been made. The product offering is gradually expanded, which now covers chiral catalysts, ligands, metal catalysts, non-metal catalysts, organocatalysts, phase transfer catalysts, photocatalysts and many other catalysts to achieve different purposes.