Fine Chemicals/Life Sciences Active Ingredients, Contract Manufacturing, Intermediates & Process Aids


Vertellus custom manufactures a number of imidazolines based upon the reaction of TOFA and aromatic acids with polyalkylpolyamines such as diethylenetriamine. These are mainly for use in the oil field sector as corrosion inhibitors and other specialty imidazolines are produced for the pulp and paper sector. Imidazoline derivatives also have extensive applications as surfactants in small proportions for improving detergent qualities for various purposes, such as fabric softeners and hair and fabric conditioners. Using our specialist plant, the reactions of an alkyl or aryl acid with a polyalkylpolyamine to produce monoamide acid, followed by ring closure to produce imidazoline, can be conducted at elevated temperature.