Major products: chemicals, high-purity solvents and analytical reagents

Product categories:

High-Purity Solvents for Dedicated Applications

  • Chromasolv™– Chromatographic techniques including HPLC, LC-MS, UHPLC, GC and GC-headspace
  • Spectroscopy Solvents – IR and UV-Vis applications
  • ACS and Pharmacopoeia Grade – Industrial and pharmaceutical applications
  • TraceSELECT™Solvents – Trace and low-metal content analysis
  • Hydranal reagent – Karl Fischer titration
  • B&J Brand – premier solvent for liquid and gas chromatography (LC and GC), spectrophotometry, pesticide residue analysis, organic synthesis
  • B&J GC2– solvents for environmental analysis, ideal for EPA protocols.
  • Anhydrous solvents– feature water content ranging from <10 ppm to <50 ppm
  • BioSyn solvents – feature ultra-low water specifications, low amine specifications, low particulate levels, high solvent purity, well suited for oligo and peptide synthesis.
  • B&J Purified Plus solvents – allow lab process scale-up without lot-to-lot variations, and decrease the risk of solvent contamination.

Solvents and blends are manufactured for use in chromatography applications

Solvents for standard HPLC applications

Chromasolv HPLC solvents undergo rigorous specification testing to ensure that they are suitable for general and routine analysis with High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC).

Two Chromasolv solvent grades are available for HPLC applications:

    • For HPLC and organic synthesis
    • High-purity, multipurpose solvents
    • High lot-to-lot consistency
    • For HPLC, spectrophotometry, and environmental analysis
    • Tested for HPLC-suitability via gradient analysis and UV-VIS spectroscopy
    • Low UV impurity profile
    • Low impurity gradient LC baseline
    • Very low levels of non-volatile impurities


High purity solvents for GC and GC-headspace applications

Chromasolv solvents were specifically developed for GC and GC-headspace analysis including analysis of volatile organics, pesticide residues, dioxins, furans and PCB.

  • CHROMASOLV GC headspace
    • For GC headspace applications
    • Meets USP, Ph. Eur. and ICH requirements
    • GC headspace application tested
    • Packed under inert gas for longer shelf life
  • CHROMASOLV residue analysis of pesticides
    • For gas chromatography (GC)
    • Developed especially for the application in residue analysis of pesticides and other low-volatile substances using GC
    • Non-volatile matter and water content are specified for each solvent


HPLC gradient solvents for general purpose applications

Chromasolv HPLC gradient solvents are tested for suitability for HPLC gradient analysis for general purpose applications.

  • CHROMASOLV gradient grade
    • Same high quality as CHROMASOLV HPLC
    • Additional testing for HPLC via gradient analysis and UV-VIS spectroscopy
    • Low UV profile by HPLC
    • Low impurity gradient LC baseline


Solvents for the most demanding LC-MS and UHPLC-MS analysis

Highly purified solvents for the most demanding applications undergo several distinct and relevant tests to ensure highest quality for reliable LC-MS or UHPLC-MS analysis.

The solvents are tested for LC-MS application using the reserpine test to ensure very low levels of impurities (e.g. alkaline and metal ions, particles, non-volatile compounds) for high sensitivity spectra and to maintain system integrity.

    • For LC-MS and LC-UV trace metals analysis
    • HPLC / UV-VIS quality control
    • Low gradient baseline drift
    • Low levels of trace metals
    • No non-volatile impurities
    • For the most demanding LC-MS and UHPLC applications
    • Tested for UHPLC-MS suitability
    • Highest solvent purity for low detection limits
    • Extremely low MS baseline noise
    • Exemplary lot-to-lot reproducibility
    • Low levels of trace metals
    • Packaged in clear borosilicate glass bottles


Hydranal – Original and accurate Karl Fischer Reagents

Premium Hydranal™ products for pyridine-free and ethanol-based water determination by Karl Fischer titration (KF titration) is comprised of one- and two-component reagents for volumetric and reagents for coulometric Karl Fischer titrations.
Also available are water standards for titer standardization, pH buffering reagents, special reagents for aldehydes, ketones, and other solubilizing agents.


Honeywell TraceSELECT product range includes high purity acids, bases, solvents and salts that are designed for trace and ultra-trace analysis.

  • TraceSELECT Ultra Acids and Bases
    • For the most demanding ultra-trace analysis at parts per billion (ppb) and parts per trillion (ppt) levels.
    • Typical metal trace impurities are below 0.1 μg/kg (<0.1 ppb), and in some cases are even as low as the parts per quadrillion (ppq) level. To maintain their high purity, TraceSELECTTM Ultra products are supplied in fluoropolymer bottles.


  • TraceSELECT Acids, Bases and Salts
    • Economical reagents for trace analysis in the ppb level with typical blank levels less than 1 ppb.
      To guarantee purity and stability, TraceSELECT products are packaged in high-quality containers appropriate for the particular product.


  • TraceSELECT Solvents
    • High purity solvents for speciation analysis by LC-ICP-MS.
    • Our solvents for trace analysis undergo rigorous purification procedures followed by UV spectroscopy, IC, and ICP-MS testing to assure high chemical purity and high UV transmittance. The blank values for metal traces in these solvents are in the ppb range or lower.


  • TraceSELECT Reagents for Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS) and Voltammetry (VA)
    • Our portfolio comprises matrix modifiers for graphite furnace AAS, spectroscopic buffers for flame AAS and reducing agents for hydride AAS.
    • In addition we offer additives for VA.