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Functional organic materials

Providing a Wide Range of Functional Organic Materials Including Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetics

We provide the alicyclic compounds which are in demand as leading edge functional materials based on high pressure hydrogenation reaction technology. We have a large plant for cyclohexane dicarboxylic acid (1,4-CHDA), which is used for pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, and is employed as a resin raw ingredient that offers durability and transparency. We are also able to provide a wide range of functional organic materials focusing on hydrogenation related compounds.


11,4-CHDA(1,4-Cyclohexanedicarboxylic acid)

1,4-CHDA is an alicyclic carboxylic acid which also has carboxylic groups bonded to the 1 and 4 coordinates, and offers great promise for developments in the wide range of unique fields of application that can exploit these properties. Alicyclic carboxylic acids generally offer improved durability for resins that are synthesized compared to aromatic carboxylic acids. This is thought to be because the saturated rings have a lower degree of ultraviolet absorption compared to aromatics, and one of the features of this is transparency. The main fields of application of 1,4-CHDA include aromatic polyesters, unsaturated polyesters, and polyamides, and it can be used by replacing some or all of conventional organic acid constituents with 1,4-CHDA as an ingredient.

Product name 1,4-CHDA(1,4-Cyclohexanedicarboxylic acid )
ApplicationsPharmaceuticals, cosmetics, Functional plastics

Other Functional Organic Materials

Nikko Rica has been exploiting the hydrogenation technology that we have cultivated over the years to provide uniform outsourced manufacturing from the lab scale to pilot test production to full-scale production in the field of electronics materials.

Nikko Rica is expanding our proposal-based business to flexibly support the field of electronics materials which progresses day by day.

Candidates that can be synthesized by aromatic ring hydrogenation reactions

This page introduces alicyclic cyclohexane multivalent carboxylic acids and amine compounds as candidates.

  • 1. Hydrogenated Trimellitic Acid/Anyhdride

  • 2. Hydrogenated Pyromellitic Acid/Anhydride

  • 3. t-DACH (trans-1,4-cyclohexanediamine)