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Network 4chiral - Our Core Competence is fine organic synthesis

With its motto "Our Core Competence is fine organic synthesis"“ the network is conducting research and development projects in the field of organic synthesis. 4chiral is a network of 30 complementary companies and about 10 partners from public institutes and universities.

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New catalytic materials for the decomposition of trace pollutants

The variety of trace substances from chemical, pharmaceutical and biological applications as well as from private users reaching sewage and the environment is alarming.

Common procedures of sewage treatment, such as the established methods based on mechanical and biological treatment are not capable of eliminating trace pollutants with satisfactory results.

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"FEW Chemicals receives European funding for the development of modern anti-fingerprint coatings"

Goal of the research and development project, which is conducted by FEW Chemicals in cooperation with IMWS Fraunhofer Institute Halle, is the design of a hybrid nanocoating material based on the sol-gel chemistry. This industrial-suited coating is to be applied on steel and other metal surfaces, providing an effective anti-fingerprint (AFP) effect.

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FEW dyes as sensitizers for a novel method of radical polymerization

The group of Professor Bernd Strehmel, Director of the Institute for Coatings and Surface Chemistry at Hochschule Niederrhein published a novel method of photoinduced Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization (ATRP) in Angewandte Chemie, International Edition.
This method works with only traces of copper(II) und and utilizes a special heptamethine dye comprising a barbituric acid structural element as efficient and photostable sensitizer for near-IR light.

Near-Infrared Sensitized Photoinduced ATRP with ppm of Cu(II) Catalyst.
Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2018, doi: 10.1002/anie.201802964
Kütahya C., Schmitz C., Strehmel V., Yagci Y., Strehmel B.

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Successful Re‐Certification AUDIT!

In the framework of the regular annual auditing process FEW Chemicals successfully passed the
Re‐Certification Audit according to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015.

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