The organics are those compounds which are gaseous, liquid, or solid chemical and whose molecules contain carbon. Unlike most other elements, carbon forms strong bonds to other carbon atoms and to a wide variety of other elements, including hydrogen (most compounds contain at least one carbon-hydrogen bond).
The organics include pharmaceuticals, medicines, plastics, paints, and fibers. In addition, DNA, peptides, proteins, and enzymes, organic compounds are found in all forms of life. They are central to the economic growth of many countries, in industries such as the rubber, plastics, fuel, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, detergents, coatings, dyestuffs, and agrichemicals industries. The very foundations of biochemistry, biotechnology, and medicine are built on organic compounds and their role in life processes. Most modern, high tech materials are composed, at least in part, of organic compounds.
At Alfa Aesar we have a long and proud tradition of producing organic compounds.
The following listing outlines just some of our organic chemistry expertise: