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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.

About BTC

BTC Europe is BASF's European sales organization for small and medium-sized customers focused on specialty chemicals. Our solutions for the detergents and cleaners industry cover besides our organic acids for detergents & cleaning and for technical formulations also surfactants, water soluble polymers, complexing agents, biocides, colourants, besides others.