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Quats and Amines

Industry Overview:

While Quats (quaternary ammonium) and Amines are valuable for many applications, there’s always room for progress. Can costs be cut? Can new uses be found? For example, can you find new techniques for dealing with amine degradation or improve quats’ ability to control bacteria?

The possibilities are appealing because smart, talented people will find plenty to work with. Quats remove hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide from natural gas; they’re so versatile that they’re used in contact lens solutions and disinfectants – and they can limit the height of plants. Amines, derived from ammonia, help give us vital amino acids, azo dyes and gasoline treatments.

At Ropella, we find the high performers who can learn on the fly and add to your company’s assets. We’ve been following science, technology and related fields since 1987; we help companies find the right hires for their needs.

Common Applications:
  • Synthesis
  • Alkylation, quaternation
  • Reaction – rearrangement, etc.
  • Salts – ammonium, chloride, sulfate, ammonium compounds, etc.
  • Phase transfer catalysts
  • Osmolytes – glycine betaine
  • Amines – primary, secondary, cyclic, etc.
  • Hydrogenation
  • Bonding
  • Acylation, sulfonation
  • Solution foaming
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With over 25 years as a top chemical industry recruitment agency, Ropella is well-versed in the challenges companies face in their search to find highly qualified professionals. As talent acquisition specialists, we excel at attracting, recruiting and building relationships with potential candidates. Our executive search consultants stay abreast of current industry trends making Ropella a knowledgeable, efficient and effective partner for recruiting top chemical talent.

A proven executive search firm, Ropella is dedicated to helping companies gain a competitive advantage by providing customized and strategic talent solutions. We leverage our industry expertise, proprietary smart search system and global network to deliver exceptional results quickly for even the most challenging searches. Successful industry leaders count on Ropella to find the right talent to drive their business forward.


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