Inorganics include salts, metals, and substances made from single elements. In general, they are ionic compounds consisting of cations and anions joined by ionic bonding, and can be classified as coordination compounds, main group compounds, transition metal compounds, organometallic compounds, cluster compounds, bioinorganic compounds, or solid-state compounds.

Inorganic compounds typically have high melting points and variable degrees of electrical conductivity. These properties make them useful in a wide range of research applications including catalysis, crystal growth technology, photovoltaic materials, optical fibers, and lasers.

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Inorganic Salts

Inorganic salts, such as alkali metal salts and transition metal salts, form when an acid reacts with a base, or when a metal reacts with an acid or a nonmetal such as a halogen.


A hydride is the rarely observed hydrogen anion. In inorganic chemistry, these compounds have a hydrogen anion covalently attached to a less electronegative element.

Metals and Materials

In addition to pure elements and alloys, our portfolio of metals and materials includes a variety of products for use in a range of laboratory research applications.

Metal Oxides

Inorganic oxides are binary compounds of oxygen with another element and are classified into acidic or basic based on their acid-base characteristics.


Nitrides are compounds of nitrogen having an oxidation state of 3- and can be classified into three general categories: ionic, interstitial, and covalent.

Coordination Complexes

Coordination compounds have a central metal atom or ion that forms coordinate covalent bonds with one or more molecules or anions, called ligands, that act as Lewis bases.


Our homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts are manufactured and tested to meet our quality system requirements for a wide range of chemical transformations.


Nanoparticles are microscopic particles with sizes in the nanometer scale. We offer a range of both gold and silver nanoparticles, including products for life science research.

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