Organic acids > for technical formulations

Organic acids for technical formulations consist of the product family Lutropur®.

Methansulfonic acid is particularly effective for catalyzing esterification and polymerization reactions, but it is also employed as a catalyst in condensation, cyclization, alkylation and rearrangement reactions. Apart from being used as a catalyst, methansulfonic acid is also employed as a feedstock in the manufacture of salts (the methanesulfonates) and as a solvent to improve yields in various processes.

Brands for technical formulations

Lutropur®

Properties of Lutropur®

Lutropur® MSA stands for MSA methansulfonic acid.

  • Organic acid with a very versatile application range.
  • Combines a number or beneficial physical and chemical properties.
  • Strong acid with no oxidizing properties.
  • High thermal stability.
  • Compared with aromatic sulfonic acids, MSA is particularly useful in the synthesis of chemicals
  • The formed organic salts show very good dissolution properties.
  • Methansulfonic acid is odourless and has an excellent biodegradability performance.

Applications of Lutropur® MSA

  • Use as a catalyst in many chemical reactions like

    • Esterification
    • Acylation
    • Alkylation
    • Dehydration
    • Hydrolysis
    • Cyclization
    • Polymerisation
    • Condensation
    • Salification
    • Diazotization
    • Rearrangement
    • Aromatic substitution
    • Solvent
    • Neutralisation

  • The formed salts of methansulfonic acid (mesylates) show a high solubility property.