EMPLURA®

Basic-Grade Reagents for Preparative Lab Work, Cleaning and Production


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For many applications, you don’t need chemicals of the highest purity – you need a cost-effective solution with reliable quality that is available in large quantities.

Our EMPLURA® grade inorganic reagents and solvents are ideal for basic lab work and production applications. These economical products offer adequate specifications with the most common parameters and are available in flexible pack sizes as well as in bulk quantities.

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Suitable for Numerous Basic Applications

Merck:/Freestyle/LE-Lab-Essentials/Learning Center/Inorganic/LE-Icon Suitable-03162016.jpgMilliporeSigma’s EMPLURA® range comprises a broad selection of commonly used inorganic reagents and solvents. This way you easily find the most suitable choice for numerous basic applications such as preparative lab work, cleaning, or standard production processes.

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Economical Solution

Merck:/Freestyle/LE-Lab-Essentials/Learning Center/Inorganic/LE-Icon Economical-03162016.jpgWhy pay for high purity when your application only requires basic quality? EMPLURA® is your economical answer. It gives you reliable results at a reasonable price.

Completely Flexible Pack Sizes

Merck:/Freestyle/LE-Lab-Essentials/Learning Center/Inorganic/LE-Icon Pack Sizes-03162016.jpgOur standard packaging options vary from 1 L glass bottles to 190 L drums. However, we are completely flexible and can provide even larger quantities, such as intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) or tank containers, on request.

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Adequate Specifications

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EMPLURA® grade products are mainly tested for preparative lab applications and standard production processes. Hence, we only monitor the basic parameters that are important in these applications, such as purity, identity, density, evaporation residue and water content. In most cases, purity exceeds 98%. 

Greener Chemical Alternatives

Merck:/Freestyle/LE-Lab-Essentials/Learning Center/Inorganic/LE-Icon Green-03162016.jpgWe are strongly committed to continually improve the sustainability performance of our – and our customers’ – products. Our latest advances towards a greener chemistry include bioethanol, 2-methyl tetrahydrofuran (Methyl THF), cyclopentyl methyl ether (CPME), and ethyl lactate.

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Bioethanol

High quality, an affordable price, and ready availability makes MilliporeSigma’s bioethanol the sustainable replacement for synthetic ethanol.

  • Produced from renewable sources (grain or sugar cane)
  • Lower toxicity for users
  • Production methods safer for the environment
  • Consistently high quality at an affordable price
  • Reliable availability (supply uncoupled from petrochemical production)
  • Offered in various grades: EMPLURA®, EMPARTA®, EMSURE®

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2-Methyl tetrahydrofuran (Methyl THF)

Derived from renewable resources such as corncobs and sugarcane bagasse, 2-Methyl tetrahydrofuran is a greener alternative to dichloromethane and tetrahydrofuran. 

  • Produced from renewable sources
  • Reliable availability (supply uncoupled from petrochemical production)
  • Less solvent needed due to more efficient extraction and higher reaction yields
  • Lower volatility, higher flash point and easy drying increase user safety
  • Limited miscibility in water reduces waste stream
  • Low heat vaporization saves energy and reduces solvent loss

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Cyclopentyl methyl ether (CPME)

Derived from renewable resources such as corncobs and sugarcane bagasse, 2-Methyl tetrahydrofuran is a greener alternative to dichloromethane and tetrahydrofuran. 

  • Resistance to peroxide formation improves laboratory safety
  • Economical, 100% atomic catalytic reaction with no waste and high recovery rate
  • One-step reaction saves energy and reduces waste water
  • More stable than tetrahydrofuran
  • Safer for users due to easy drying of solvent
  • More hydrophobic solvent increases yields and selectivity
  • Limited miscibility in water reduces waste stream
  • Reduced reaction times due to higher boiling point than tetrahydrofuran
  • Low heat vaporization saves energy and reduces solvent loss

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Ethyl lactate

Ethyl lactate is a safer and more sustainable alternative to ethyl acetate and acetone. It is an ester of natural L-lactic acid produced by fermentation of sugar.

  • Increased user safety due to lower toxicity (non-carcinogenic)
  • No waste due to 100% biodegradability
  • Easy to recycle
  • Non-corrosive
  • Environmentally friendly as non-ozone depleting

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