Finding the right catalyst

With our long history in the development and production of catalysts, we have accumulated considerable expertise and built up a large portfolio of proprietary catalysts. Most of our products have been tailored for many challenging catalytic reactions. Therefore, our portfolio may already contain a suitable catalyst for your process. To identify this catalyst we can use either classical sampling and testing or our parallel rapid screening equipment. When the need for a custom catalyst arises, we leverage our core competencies in the context of a project.

Evonik offers single samples for precious metal powder catalysts - Noblyst® P  and activated base metal catalysts.

Sample kits are also offered and are an efficient way to enhance your internal R&D efforts. With several samples and useful application information in one convenient location it is an efficient way to select a catalyst and screen for a project. If you run low on sample quantities, replacements can easily be provided.

Standard sample kits are available for precious metal powder catalysts - Noblyst® P.

There are three sample kits for Noblyst® P which can be ordered directly from Evonik or through Strem Chemicals, Inc.

The Selective Hydrogenation kit contains one Ru catalyst, one Rh catalyst, three un-promoted and one Vanadium promoted Pt catalyst. The Palladium kit contains five 5% Pd and one 10% Pd catalysts. The Pharma kit is the combination of both kits.

Price and ordering information on the sample kit is available from the

Strem website
or the Strem catalogue.


Evonik also offers a precious metal powder catalyst library which contains 30 Noblyst® P catalysts. This library is dedicated to pharma customers who need a large portfolio of catalysts in their R&D laboratories.

For price and order information please contact your Evonik Sales Manager.


Our custom sample kit is filled with catalyst samples selected to fit the individual needs of your project.

Evonik specializes in scaling up and producing sophisticated catalysts on a commercial scale. A robust and stable production process is crucial to all catalysts, and we know how to design this. The best catalyst in the laboratory is of no use if it cannot be produced in commercial quantities. Reliable, delivering on our promises, our professional project management with cross-functional teams makes the project flow smoothly. We are never complacent about our achievements and continually strive for constant self-renewal in our business processes for your benefit.

For more details please contact your Evonik sales manager.