LyondellBasell crosses the sub-milligram frontier in catalyst screening thanks to Chemspeed’s technology

Using Chemspeed SYNTHESIZER POSY platform, LyondellBasell has run a series of experiments that demonstrated that sub-milligram scale catalyst research in polyolefin synthesis is possible in a reproducible way. One of the key challenges in is that due to the extreme sensitivity of the catalysts, small changes in quantities can have major impacts in results. This has prevented many research organizations to benefit from automation and small scale synthesis techniques until now. Thanks to Chemspeed high precision overhead dispensing capabilities, the submilligram frontier can now be crossed in a reliable and reproducible way as demonstrated by the experiments run by LyondellBasell and described in the LyondellBasell Application Note. If you are interested in discussing with Chemspeed how our solutions can support your polyolefin catalyst research, from catalyst preparation to catalysts screening, feel free to contact us and one of our workflow architects will be happy to discuss your needs and design a solution with you.

About Lyondell Basell
LyondellBasell is one of the world’s largest plastics, chemical, and refining companies. They participate in the entire petrochemical value chain, from refining to specialized petrochemical product end uses. They are the largest producer of polypropylene and polypropylene compounds; a leading producer of propylene oxide, polyethylene, ethylene and propylene; a global leader in polyolefins technology; and a producer of refined products, including biofuels. Additionally, LyondellBasell is a leading provider of technology licenses and a supplier of catalysts for polyolefin production.

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November 7, 2011