Welcome to the 2007 SynQuest Research Chemical Catalog, our fourth edition, listing more than 3,500 fluorochemicals. Our new web site (www.synquestlabs.com or www.SQL.bz (mirror site) ) and CD-ROM catalog now features substructure searching and lists property information. During the past three years SynQuest has maintained its focus on fluorine chemistry and extended its range of reagents with new materials requested by our customers and from our internal R&D programs for the development of new products. We have also implemented cost savings by careful sourcing of raw materials and by scaling up processes for better economy of scale – our efforts have resulted in significant price reductions for many products!
Since our last catalog was published SynQuest has opened new manufacturing facilities more than doubling our production area, installed new autoclaves (up to 5 gal) in our high pressure area. We also created an independent QA/QC dept., built an analytical lab, and added new instrumentation to enhance our analytical capabilities. Extension of our chemical warehousing and installation of a walk in cold-room has allowed us to increase our inventory for more rapid turn around of orders. We have also added another 4,000 sq. ft. of office space for customer service and administration.
Since the acquisition of SynQuest by Central Glass (Japan) in 2002, the two companies have worked together closely taking advantage of the different strengths to be found within the two organizations. Larger scale production can be moved from the lab, through process development and pilot scale at SynQuest and then on to Central Glass pilot and full scale production facilities. This offers customers a seamless transition from small scale laboratory research and proof of concept through to full commercialization – Central Glass also has FDA inspected cGMP facilities for pharmaceutical applications. Patented technology from Central Glass for the manufacture of chiral compounds has been transferred to SynQuest and we are now producing lab quantities of several novel chiral products. SynQuest is also a bulk stocking location Central Glass products and particularly for triflic acid and anhydride which have to be shipped by ocean from Japan. (Central Glass is the World’s largest manufacturer of triflic acid).
At SynQuest we recognize that a research chemicals catalog business is a service industry. Our aim is to provide first class service by responding quickly to your inquiries, offering competitive prices, unique products, timely shipments, and by providing competent technical support.