Organometallics

Vital in the production of many everyday things that we take for granted, such as polyethylene packaging and toys, pharmaceuticals and electronic devices, our organometallic products are used in a wide variety of applications around the globe.

Our expertise in producing organometallics goes back to the 1950’s. Today, we continue to provide innovative organometallics to the polyolefin and elastomers industries as well as for applications in electronics and fine chemistry.

Aluminum alkyls are among the most challenging product lines on the chemical market today.

At Albemarle, we provide wide range of aluminum alkyls & solvent blends from manufacturing locations in US, Middle East and Asia. In addition to maintaining a global distribution system, we devote considerable resources to sharing information with our customers and educating them on a proper respect for these products’ flammability and reactivity.

Diethylaluminum Chloride (DEAC)

Diethylaluminum chloride (DEAC) is used primarily as a catalyst component in Ziegler-Natta type systems for olefin and diene polymerizations. Other applications include use in alkylation reactions and as a catalyst component in linear oligomerization and cyclization of unsaturated hydrocarbons.

Diethylaluminum Ethoxide (DEAOE)

Diethylaluminum Ethoxide (DEAOE) is used primarily as a catalyst component in Ziegler-Natta type systems for olefin polymerizations.

Diisobutylaluminum chloride (DIBAC)

Diisobutylaluminum chloride (DIBAC) is used primarily as a catalyst component in Ziegler-Natta type systems for olefin and diene polymerizations. Other applications include use in alkylation reactions and as a catalyst component in linear oligomerization and cyclization of unsaturated hydrocarbons.

Diisobutylaluminum hydride (DIBAH)

Diisobutylaluminum hydride (DIBAH) is an excellent reducing agent, finding use in pharmaceutical, flavor, fragrance and other fine chemical processes requiring an active hydrogen reducing agent. Most applications involve reduction of carbonyl functionalities to alcohols or aldehydes and nitrogen functionalities to amines. DIBAH is soluble in aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons, as well as ether-type solvents.

Ethylaluminum dichloride (EADC)

Ethylaluminum dichloride (EADC) is used primarily as a catalyst component in Ziegler-Natta type systems for olefin and diene polymerizations. Other applications include use in alkylation reactions and as a catalyst component in linear oligomerization and cyclization of unsaturated hydrocarbons.

Ethylaluminum sesquichloride (EASC)

Ethylaluminum sesquichloride (EASC) is used primarily as a catalyst component in Ziegler-Natta type systems for olefin and diene polymerizations. Other applications include ethylation of metals and certain organic carbonyl compounds. EASC can be used as a catalyst in Friedel-Crafts alkylations and acylations.

Isobutylaluminum dichloride (IBADC)

Isobutylaluminum dichloride (IBADC) is used primarily as a catalyst component in Ziegler-Natta type systems for olefin and diene polymerizations. Other applications include use in alkylation reactions and as a catalyst component in linear oligomerization and cyclization of unsaturated hydrocarbons.

Triethylaluminum (TEA)

Triethylaluminum (TEA) is used primarily as a catalyst component in Ziegler-Natta type systems for olefin and diene polymerizations. It is also used in ethylene oligomerization to produce olefins and, in chain growth of ethylene, to produce longer chain aluminum alkyls, which are then converted to primary alcohols or other products.

Triisobutylaluminum (TIBA)

Triisobutylaluminum (TIBA) is used primarily as a catalyst component in Ziegler-Natta type systems for olefin and diene polymerizations. Other applications include use as a reducing agent with selective activity in certain organic reduction reactions and as a chemical intermediate.

Trimethylaluminum (TMA)

Trimethylaluminum (TMA) can be used as a catalyst component in Ziegler-Natta type systems for olefin and diene polymerizations, and has found applications in alkylation reactions.

Tri-n-butylaluminum (TNBA)

Tri-n-butylaluminum (TNBA) is used primarily as a catalyst component in Ziegler-Natta type systems for olefin and diene polymerizations. Other applications include use in alkylation reactions and as a catalyst component in linear oligomerization and cyclization of unsaturated hydrocarbons.

Tri-n-hexylaluminum (TNHA)

Tri-n-hexylaluminum (TNHA) can be used as a component of Ziegler-Natta catalysts for olefin and diene polymerizations. It may also be used to alkylate other metals or as an alkylating agent in organic syntheses. Certain transition metal salts may be reduced by tri-n-hexylaluminum.

Tri-n-octylaluminum (TNOA)

Tri-n-octylaluminum (TNOA) is used primarily as a catalyst component in Ziegler-Natta type systems for olefin and diene polymerizations. Other applications include use in alkylation reactions and as a catalyst component in linear oligomerization and cyclization of unsaturated hydrocarbons.

Ultra-low hydride triethylaluminum (ULH-TEA)

Ultra-low hydride triethylaluminum (ULH-TEA) is used primarily as a catalyst component in Ziegler-Natta type systems for olefin and diene polymerizations. It is also used in ethylene oligomerization to produce olefins and, in chain growth of thylene, to produce longer chain aluminum alkyls, which are then converted to primary alcohols or other products.