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Widest portfolio of adsorbent technologies for a broad spectrum of applications. Catalytic converters for aircraft cabins and fuel inerting. Cathode materials, e-mobility, next-generation technology solutions. Air cleaners that help to improve indoor air quality. Solutions for the most challenging applications. BASF maintains significant diesel research and development facilities around the world. These facilities are being used to develop the technologies needed to meet the extremely low emission levels called for in new emissions regulations. As the global leader in mobile emissions catalysts, BASF has developed a number of specialized catalyst technologies. BASF offers a "full loop" of precious metals products & services. Catalysts for chemical, petrochemical, and refining industries. We offer precious metals supply and full-loop management services, including refining to recover precious metals from spent catalysts. The development of fuels and chemicals based on biological feedstocks is critical to a sustainable future and BASF is proud to provide the catalysts to support this industry. BASF has established itself as a front-runner in this field by becoming the global market leader for sodium methylate, the homogeneous catalyst used for biodiesel production. BASF catalyst technologies play a crucial role in the manufacture of a wide range of fine and specialty chemical products including flavor and fragrances, herbicides and pesticides, resins, pigments and dyestuffs, pharmaceuticals, and plastic and rubber additives. Chemistry plays an important role in the transformation of vegetable oils to products for our daily life. Catalysts are an indispensable tool to make this transformation possible. BASF offers more than 125 years of experience with oxidation catalysts. Each percent of catalyst selectivity advantage creates additional value and reduces COx emission. Solutions for power plants, process industries and more. BASF Catalysts has long been a leader in the development of highly active, robust and selective catalysts and related technologies for the destruction of volatile organic compounds (VOC). Thermocouples, pyrometers - insights for higher yields. Our contact temperature probes include high temperature thermocouples, platinum thermocouples, noble metal thermocouples, thermocouples for the glass industry, profile and spike thermocouples for diffusion furnaces, high temperature industrial thermocouples, furnace thermocouples, and high temperature thermocouple wire and cable. A specialty of BASF for many years is the glass thermocouple. We have grown with the industry and, as glass technology requirements have expanded and changed over the years. Offering excellent accuracy, resolution, repeatability, and stability, EXACTUS® optical pyrometer technology provides significant performance advantages in non-contact temperature measurement in a practical, rugged and user-friendly design.

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Precious Metal Chemicals

Building on our core competencies in precious metals and catalysis, BASF offers a robust portfolio of PGM (Platinum Group Metals) chemical intermediates for use in a variety of industrial catalysis applications. Our innovative PGM Salts, Solutions and Activated Powder products are manufactured at our ISO 9001 certified manufacturing facilities located in Seneca SC USA, Rome Italy, and Shanghai China.

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We offer a wide range of homogeneous catalysts and heterogeneous catalyst precursors for industrial applications. Can’t find what you are looking for? Let us help – give us a call. At the end of your catalyst life cycle, you want your precious resources recovered quickly, and at competitive terms.  We can help with that – worldwide, at competitive rates and with sustainability in mind.   Our analytical laboratories around the world are working relentlessly to give you peace of mind. The quality of products supplied or the accuracy and transparency of spent catalyst settlements – we have you covered. With our portfolio comes access to one of the world’s largest precious metal trading organizations.  Buying, selling, hedging, leasing… find it all here. Globally operating companies need globally operating partners. Wherever you go, chances are you will find us there, ready to help.
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Gold products:

  • Sodium Tetrachloroaurate Solution
  • Gold (III) Chloride Solution

Iridium products:

  • Hydrogen Hexachloro Iridium (IV) Solution
  • Hydrogen Hexachloro
  • Iridium (IV) Hydrate
  • Ammonium Hexachloro Iridium (IV)

Rhodium Products

  • Rhodium(III) Acetate Solution
  • Rhodium(III) Chloride Solution
  • Rhodium(III) Nitrate Solution
  • Rhodium(III) Acetate Crystals
  • Rhodium(III) Chloride Hydrate
  • Rhodium(II) Octanoate
  • Chloro Tris (triphenylphosphine) Rhodium(I) (Wilkinson’s Catalyst)
  • Rhodium (Acac)carbonyl, CARAC
  • Rh(C5H7O2)(CO)P(C6H5)3, ROPAC
  • Bis(norbornadiene)Rh(I) Tetrafluoroborate
  • HRh(CO)(PPh3)3; RODRIDO
  • Chloro (1,5-cyclooctadiene) Rhodium(I)

Ruthenium Products

  • Sodium Ruthenate Solution
  • Ruthenium(III) Chloride Solution
  • Ru Oxide Hydrate
  • Ruthenium Acetylacetonate or Tris (2,4-Pentanedionato) Ruthenium(III)
  • Ruthenium(II) Chloride Cymene
  • Ruthenium(III) Chloride Crystals

Palladium Products

  • Sodium Tetrachloropalladium (II) Solution
  • Tetraammine Pd(II) Nitrate Solution
  • Palladium Nitrate Solution
  • Palladium Chloride Solution
  • Tetraammine Palladium(II) Hydroxide Solution
  • Palladium (II) Acetate
  • Sodium Tetrachloro Palladium (II) Crystals
  • Pd Black, High Surface Area (dry)
  • Pd Black, High Surface Area (water wet)
  • Palladium(II) Oxide Hydrate
  • Palladium(II) Chloride Crystals
  • Palladium(II) Oxide Anhydrous
  • Bis(Acetonitrile)Pd(II)
  • Pd(DPPF) Chloride(II)
  • Tetraamminepalladium Sulfate
  • Palladium bis-dibenzylidene acetone Pd / Pd(dba)2
  • Pd(dppf) Dichloride CH2Cl2 adduct
  • Tris(dibenzilideneacetone) Dipalladium(0)
  • Palladium(II) Acetylacetonate
  • Tetrakis triphenylphosphine Palladium / "Pd TK"

Platinum Products

  • Platinum Ethanolammine Solution (Platinum A Solution)
  • Tetraammine Platinum(II) Chloride Solution
  • Chloroplatinic Acid (CPA) Solution
  • Potassium Tetrachloro Pt(II) Solution
  • Tetraammine Pt Nitrate Solution
  • Tetraammine Pt Hydroxide Solution
  • Pt-Nitrate Solution
  • Platinum(IV) Oxide Hydrate (Adam’s Catalyst)
  • PtO2 (Adam's Catalyst) 50% Moist
  • Dihydrogen Hexahydroxyplatinum(IV)
  • Pt Black (fuel cell grade)
  • Pt Black (low surface area)
  • Pt Black (low bulk density)
  • Potassium Tetrachloro Platinate(II)
  • Potassium Hexachloro Platinum
  • Tetramethyldisiloxane Platinum (0) Karstedt's Catalyst
  • Dinitrodiammineplatinum(II) in NH3 ("P-Salt")
  • Tetramethyl Tetravinyl Cyclotetrasiloxane Platinum (0) Ashby's Catalyst
  • Platinum(II) Acetylacetonate
  • Platinum(II) Chloride Powder