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Tip of the Month
Phase-Transfer Catalyst Supplier Directory

You will definitely want to bookmark the first ever Phase-Transfer Catalyst Supplier Directory, launched this week, which is free and very easy to use (2 clicks). One click to find multiple suppliers from around the world for > 75 phase-transfer catalysts, including quaternary ammonium & phosphonium quats, polyethylene glycols and their ethers, crown ethers, chiral PTC's, ionic liquids and high-temperature phase-transfer catalysts. The second click gives you full supplier contact information, website and E-mail useful for requesting samples and requesting competitive quotes directly from multiple suppliers

: Which of the following are suppliers of TBAB? Acme-Sujan, Cognis, Delta Finochem, Dishman, GFS, Lion Akzo, Nehachem, Rutherford, Sachem, Trigon?  ANSWER: ALL (click here for TBAB suppliers). Who are the leading suppliers of PEG's and PEG ethers? Click here for answer. Are you a PTC manufacturer and want to be listed? Click here. Note: For your privacy, we do not track who views which page.

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PTC Reaction of the Month - Selective Hydrogenation

Even though the reaction shown below was reported long ago, many of our customers and ourselves find it very intriguing that it may be possible to reduce the aromaticity while leaving the carbonyl intact. The yield reported for benzene to cyclohexane is also 100%. Januszkiewicz, K.; Alper, H.; Organometallics, 1983, 2, 1055

PTC 2-Day Course

Register for the 2-day course "Practical Phase-Transfer Catalysis" to be held in New Jersey on May 6-7, 2003 (click for agenda) or train your whole department on-site, in-house. A veteran pharmaceutical process chemist wrote (Apr 2002 course): "Best training in my 18 years in industry." He also reported scaling up a new PTC process in November 2002. 87 companies have participated in 28 public and private in-house courses in the US and Europe. Registration is now open. Registration Deadline: April 1, 2003 (or March 1, if you need an invoice).

The PTC Technology & Information Center  

Download back issues or individual articles from "Industrial Phase-Transfer Catalysis," "The PTC Tip of the Month," "PTC Forum & Message Board" (active since 1996) and much more.

PTC Process Screening

PTC Organics now offers PTC Process Screening for rapid and highly effective evaluation of breakthrough phase-transfer catalysis processes. As the world leader in industrial phase-transfer catalysis, PTC Organics develops high-performance low-cost PTC processes. Contact Marc Halpern at PTC Organics by E-mail, website, telephone (+1 856-222-1146) or fax (+1 856-222-1124). Not sure if PTC can help improve performance? Just call and let's talk about PTC. Click here for 41 high-performance PTC reaction categories and benefits
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Issue 17 of "Industrial PTC"

Download Issue 17 (316K pdf file)

Informex 2003

Contact PTC Organics or call Marc Halpern at +1 856-222-1146 to arrange a meeting at Informex 2003 booth 1611. If you arrange the meeting before February 7, we will reserve for you a complimentary copy of the CD "The Best of Industrial Phase-Transfer Catalysis."


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