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Alfa Aesar

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Alfa Aesar
Major products:
  • Organic

  • Inorganic reagents

  • Buffer

Alfa Aesar, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific

Alfa Aesar, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, is a leading manufacturer and supplier of chemicals, metals, and life science products for research and development.


For more than 50 years, scientists have relied on Alfa Aesar to supply high purity raw materials for a variety of research and development applications. Today Alfa Aesar offers over 38,000 products in stock, in sizes from gram-scale catalog items to semi-bulk and bulk production quantities. With custom manufacturing capabilities to supply many more specialized items, they are a one-stop source for research chemicals, metals and materials.


Alfa Aesar product line consists of a comprehensive range of:

  • inorganics

  • organics

  • organometallics

  • pure metals and elements

  • precious metal compounds and catalysts

  • biochemicals

  • fuel cell products

  • nanomaterials

  • rare earths

  • analytical products

  • select laboratory equipment


Alfa Aesar have over 5,000 biochemical products within their range of 38,000 research chemical products. This provides a complete selection for all your research needs. 

Their continually growing range of products for life science research cover applications such as; genomics, proteomics, immunology, cellular & molecular biology, and vascular research amongst others. 

Alfa Aesar is a trusted, service-oriented company. Product quality is of paramount importance, but production expertise is just the beginning. Factors such as product availability, packaging and delivery are just as crucial to meeting and exceeding your expectations. Their established quality process ensures a high level of service and a promise of continually striving for perfection. With most catalog items in stock for same-day shipment, and a friendly and knowledgeable staff, Alfa Aesar provides customers with an unsurpassed level of service.

Manufacturing Capabilities

Alfa Aesar, now part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, is a leading manufacturer of fine chemicals and catalysts used for research and development in a wide span of applications. Drawing on years of production experience and the shared intellectual resources, their chemists have the skills and experience to deliver quality chemicals utilizing process routes from laboratory scale through pilot plant to commercial scale production.

Alfa Aesar offers synthesis capabilities from various locations globally. One of their primary lab- and kilo-scale organic synthesis units is located in Heysham in northwest England. Their experienced development and production teams can deliver a variety of products to meet the needs of customers in fields varying from pharmaceuticals to semiconductors, structural materials and imaging.


Alfa Aesar undertakes advanced organic synthesis in its Heysham, UK plant. Their Heysham team offers one of the most advanced and varied portfolios of chemistry in the industry.


Alfa Aesar offers a full range of fabricated precious metal and base metal catalysts.

Pure Metals

The manufacture of high purity specialty metals and elements for special applications has been a major activity of Alfa Aesar for many years. Alfa Aesar has expertise in developing products of exceptionally high purity. Alfa Aesar offers a wide variety of high purity precious metal products (gold, iridium, osmium, palladium, platinum, rhodium, ruthenium, and silver) in a variety of forms: wires, foils, powders, and more.

Custom Synthesis

Alfa Aesar offer flexible custom manufacturing services to produce quality products with the assurance of full confidentiality. Their labs routinely output chemicals and materials to meet research, pilot-scale and full-scale production requirements.

Life Science

Alfa Aesar manufacturing facility in Stoughton, MA, USA specializes in the production of high quality lipoprotein reagents for cardiovascular disease research. They offer native human lipoproteins, and also oxidized, acetylated or carbamylated low density lipoproteins. Additionally, Alfa Aesar provides fluorescently labelled lipoproteins. These fluorescent reagents conveniently label cultured cells for identification, isolation or quantification of receptor site activity. All of their lipoproteins are membrane filtered and aseptically filled, and some are endotoxin tested.

Quality Control

Alfa Aesar employ advanced quality control for both in-process and final testing phases. The high standard of modern quality control and assurance facilities is matched by the expertise of their experienced staff. Various ISO certifications are in place or pending at all Alfa Aesar production and distribution locations.

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