“These materials include over 150 types of salts of lithium, cobalt, nickel, manganese, potassium, cesium, calcium, magnesium, barium, copper, silver, platinum, palladium, zirconium, cerium, cesium, lead, lanthanum, chromium, titanium, Iron, aluminum, tin, antimony, vanadium, molybdenum, tungsten, boron, ammonium and sodium,” Mehran Javanbakht, a senior member of the Faculty of Chemistry of Amirkabir University of Technology, said on Saturday.
“It is predicted that 50 other high-purity chemicals will be added to the product portfolio by the yearend,” he added.
Javanbakht said that high-purity chemicals have various applications in the food, pharmaceutical, electronics, petrochemical and laboratories of academic and industrial centers.
In a relevant development last month, an Iranian knowledge-based company produced a new alumina ceramic powder with applications in different gas, oil, petrochemicals and catalyst industries, exporting it to foreign states.
"The alumina ceramic powder is resistant to high attrition and chemical changes even in high temperatures," Seyed Ahmad Sharifnia, the managing-director of the knowledge-based company, said.
He added that given the good quality of the knowledge-based product, the company has been able to export it to other countries, including Turkey.
Sharifnia also said that at present talks are being held with an Italian company for the export of ceramic powder to the European country.