Acid Catalysts

PhosphonicS acid catalyst products can be considered as an alternative to traditional homogenous acids, with all the same chemical characteristics and all advantages of an immobilised reagent. These clean, efficient catalysts can be used on a lab scale as well as plant scale across a wide range of transformation such as esterification, etherification, elimination, protection and deprotection, rearrangement, cyclisation, hydrolysis and polymerisation reactions.


The use of solid supported acid catalysts results in:

  • reduced operations – no additional steps to separate product from the catalyst

  • reduced operating costs – no additional reagents required

  • lower waste disposal costs – reduced discharge minimising environmental impact

  • no additional purification required – prevents formation of genotoxic impurities

  • reduced overall production costs – catalysts can be reused multiple times