Alfa Aesar

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Part of the Johnson Matthey group of companies, Alfa Aesar is a leading manufacturer and supplier of research chemicals, metals and materials in a wide span of applications. 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 we offer over 45,000 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, we are a one-stop source for research chemicals, metals and materials.

Our product line consists of a comprehensive range of inorganic, organic and organometallic compounds; pure metals and elements; precious metal compounds and catalysts; biochemicals; fuel cell products; nanomaterials; rare earths; analytical products; and select laboratory equipment. Backed by the global manufacturing network of Johnson Matthey and other key partnerships, we offer customers the highest quality and purity in fine chemical products. We are accustomed to supplying R&D laboratories in the pharmaceutical industry and the electronics industry, as well as academic institutions and many 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. Our 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, we provide customers with an unsurpassed level of service.


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    Bringing Customers a New Web Experience!

    News | 29 Jan 2015

    January 29, 2015 –Heysham UK– Alfa Aesar, A Johnson Matthey Company, has launched its redesigned website.

  • New Biomedical Technologies Brochure

    Products | 2 Dec 2013

    With the recent acquisition of Biomedical Technologies, Inc. (BTI), Alfa Aesar is pleased to offer a new brochure featuring the BTI line of cell research products.

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    Videos | 17 Jul 2013

    Alfa Aesar, a Johnson Matthey Company, ( is a leading international manufacturer and supplier of research chemicals, metals and materials. With over 45,000 products listed in its catalogs, Alfa Aesar is the single source for customers’ needs for chemicals and materials in sizes for research and scale up.