Katchem s.r.o.

About the Company

 

Katchem spol. s r. o. was founded in December 1990 by nine partners, mostly scientific workers. The company owners possess many patents and technological know-how exploited in the company’s production. Initial activities consisted in the laboratory production of some chemical products, conducting of chemical analyses and preparations of some polyamide castings. Originally, the company laboratories and production premises were located in the Complex of Research Institutes in Rez; the premises in the Balak a.s. Complex at Kralupy n/Vlt were included later.

 

Programme

  • Laboratory preparations of special borane compounds and endeavour of their further use
  • To increase, by the transition of laboratory syntheses to pilot-plant dimensions , the possibilities of wide-spreading  applications of the products for industrial and research purposes
  • Development of new catalysts , research and development of new types of polyamide-based plastic materials (PA-6)
  • Development of new processes for the preparation of polyamide dusts

 

Current activities

  • Borane clusters (decaborane, B12H122-, B10H102- , etc.) for scientific and research purposes
  • Carboranes and their derivatives
  • Borazine and its derivatives
  • Isotope-enriched borane complexes (BH3•Et3N, BH3•Me2S, BH3•NH3, ...)
  • COSANs - cobalt-borane anions for the extraction of 137Cs and 90Sr from depleted fuel from nuclear reactors
  • Preparations for the Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) used for cancer treatment
  • 10B-enriched 4-Borono-L- phenylalanine (BPA)
  • 10B-enriched sodium mercapto-dodecaborate (BSH)
  • 10B-enriched sodium decaborate (GB-10)
  • 10B-enriched precursors for preparations of BPA, BSH and other borane compounds
  • Borohydrides and borodeuterides (natural or with various types of isotopic enrichment)
  • Sodium bis(2-methoxyethoxy)aluminium hydride (SYNHYDRID) – its distribution in the Czech Republic and neighbouring countries
  •  Polyamide and its production: DILACTAMATE - Katchem, polymerization initiator

 

The research and development of new synthesis methods of borane compounds, catalytic systems for anionic polymerization of caprolactam for new types of polyamide-based plastic materials.