Alfa Chemistry Catalysts Launches Porphyrins for Organic Reaction Research

November 15 00:00 2022
Most recently, the chemical supplier, Alfa Chemistry, announced the decision to introduce porphyrins into its already diversified offering of catalysts.

New York, USA – November 14, 2022 – Catalysis aims to accelerate reactions efficiently and has become a topic of major interest ever since its discovery. During the last century, the catalytic property of porphyrins has been extensively explored, allowing porphyrins to win a position in the family of catalysts. Most recently, the chemical supplier, Alfa Chemistry, announced the decision to introduce porphyrins into its already diversified offering of catalysts.

Porphyrins and metalloporphyrins are fascinating compounds actively involved in biological systems and organic chemical research for both industry and academia.

“Catalyst is closely related to product manufacturing. Statistics showed that about 80% of all commercial products are made using catalysis,” said a senior scientist from Alfa Chemistry. “The addition of catalysts to synthetic reactions often generates target molecules with lower activation energy input and less chemical waste output. As a result, scientists with a large demand for catalysis, especially in areas like chemical engineering, inorganic chemistry, and organic chemistry, are diligently studying and developing new catalysts for improved chemical reactions.”

Porphyrin and its derivatives are special molecular scaffolds that have relevant activities and cost-competitive transformations in multiple fields. When coordinated with metals such as iron, cobalt, or aluminum, the porphyrin or porphyrin derivative is able to catalyze the copolymerization of carbon dioxide and epoxy compounds by cocatalyst.

Porphyrin Catalytic Application Scenarios:

Oxidation catalysis

Hydroxylation catalysis



Supramolecular catalysis

Generally, porphyrin catalysts can be grouped into fat-soluble porphyrin catalysts and water-soluble porphyrin catalysts. Below are some of the porphyrin catalysts provided by Alfa Chemistry:

Deuteroporphyrin IX dimethyl ester from bovine blood (CAS 10589-94-3), Mesoporphyrin IX dimethyl ester (CAS 1263-63-4), Uroporphyrin III octamethyl ester (CAS 15435-60-6), Uroporphyrin I ethyl ester from bovine porphyric urine (CAS 54090-85-6), 4,4′,4”,4”’-(Porphine-5,10,15,20-tetryl)tetrakis(benzenesulfonic acid) tetrasodium salt hydrate (CAS 652154-11-5), Uroporphyrin I dihydrochloride (CAS 68929-06-6), Mesoporphyrin IX dihydrochloride (CAS 68938-72-7), Etioporphyrin I dihydrobromide (CAS 69150-58-9), 5,10,15,20-Tetrakis(4-trimethylammoniophenyl)porphyrin tetra(p-toluenesulfonate) (CAS 69458-20-4), and Coproporphyrin I dihydrochloride (CAS 69477-27-6).

For more information about Alfa Chemistry Catalysts’ porphyrin offerings, please visit or email us directly.


Through years of tireless efforts, Alfa Chemistry is now an ISO 9001:2015 certified supplier of high-quality chemicals, as well as a provider of custom synthesis and testing services. With a broadened product portfolio, Alfa Chemistry has become a stable source of chemicals for many universities, research institutes, and companies. Currently, the company offers chiral catalysts, ligands, metal catalysts, non-metal catalysts, guard catalysts, nanocatalysts, phase transfer catalysts, and photocatalysts, applicable in various industrial and research fields.

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