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What Are Fine Chemicals?

Fine chemicals are single, pure and complex chemicals that are only produced in small amounts by multipurpose plants.

Most manufacturing firms produce chemicals in bulk using standardized reactions. Fine chemicals on the other hand are produced by a limited number of companies.

These chemicals are used for special applications by manufacturing firms that make the following products: Pharmaceuticals, paint, petrochemical, adhesives and agricultural products.

Types of fine chemicals

They are divided into three main forms: biocides, active pharmaceutical ingredients and specialty chemicals. The chemicals are never sold in their natural state. They added substances such as uncreative pigments, excipients and solvents before.

  • Active pharmaceutical ingredients – They are then produced in varying doses as medical drugs.
  • Biocides are chemicals used to kill weeds and pests. They include pesticides and herbicides.
  • Specialty chemicals are used in various processes such as making ceramics, additive in plastics, glass and disinfectants or antioxidants.


Challenges in production

  • Unlike the manufacture of bulk chemicals, fine chemicals are hard to manufacture because they require specialized knowledge. Their chemistry also changes often thus there are always new developments that lead to a change in raw materials and even the processes required for their manufacture.
  • Due to their changing chemistry there are so many varieties in the market. This aspect also means that the manufacturing firms that produce them need to always be flexible. The changes in the chemistry are precipitated by the release of new drugs into the market whose formulation has changed.
  • Production of fine chemicals leads to release of high amounts of waste. This means that the manufacturing companies not only incur costs in manufacturing but also in waste disposal. This increases production cost.
  • Costs associated with training and getting the right people to manufacture the chemicals.
  • Government compliance regulations in regard to their manufacture.
  • Investments in safety protocols since most of the chemicals are produced from inflammable solvents.

Solutions to the challenges

Most manufacturing firms avoid having in-house fine chemical processing equipment because of the costs associated with production. They buy the fine chemicals from the manufacturers then use them to manufacture various commodities.

Choice of the right manufacturer

However, every manufacturing firm utilizes different chemicals thus there is a need to be able to get the right supplier.

  • One of the key considerations in getting the right supplier is the reputation of the supplier. The reputation of the supplier determines whether the supplier can be trusted to provide the right chemical processes. Customer testimonials and customer service interaction can be used to determine their reputation.
  • The longevity of the business – entrusting your chemical processing needs to a new entrant in the market can be detrimental to an organization. The problem is that the new entrant has no proven track record. The first thing every manufacturing firm needs to consider is the manufacturing capability of the outsourcing entity. It is good to know whether the entity has the right centrifuges, reactors and even storage capabilities.


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Chemicals from Syntor

Some Chemicals from Syntor Fine Chemicals

Syntor specialises in the development and supply of Fine Chemicals, Intermediates and Speciality Chemicals to a range of sectors including the Pharmaceutical, Agrochemical, Aroma, Polymer, and Electronic industries. They have a wide range of chemicals and here we are looking at just a few they have available.



CAS No: 42399-49-5


Parameter Value
Appearance White to off-white powder
Assay 98.0% minimum
Melting Point 202-207°C
Water Content 0.5% maximum

Synonyms: Cis hydroxy lactam


1-(3-Chloropropyl)-4-(3-chlorophenyl)piperazine hydrochloride  

CAS No: 52605-52-4


Parameter Value
Appearance White to off-white crystalline solid
Assay 97.0% minimum
Melting point range 199-203°C



CAS No: 460-00-4


Parameter Value
Appearance Clear colourless liquid
Assay 99.0% minimum
Impurities 0.5% maximum
Water content 0.1% maximum

Synonyms: 1-Fluoro-4-bromobenzene, 4-Fluoro-1-bromobenzene


Boc Glycine

CAS No: 4530-20-5


Parameter Value
Appearance White to off-white crystalline solid
Assay 99.0% minimum
Melting point range 87-89°C
Water content 0.5% maximum
Synonyms: N-tert-Butoxycarbonylglycine, 2-{[(tert-Butoxy)-carbonyl]-amino}-acetic acid

Syntor have a wide range of chemicals available for you. They can offer a range of standard products, and also work closely with customers who have outsourcing projects, and custom manufacturing processes. Utilising our facilities in India and China, we seek to provide cost effective manufacturing options to internationally recognised standards.

Their main products groups are:

  • Chloroalkylamines
  • Acid chlorides
  • Friedel Crafts derivatives
  • Cyclopropyl derivatives


Click here to see Syntor’s full list of chemicals they have available. Contact Syntor today to place your order or to find our more information.

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