BASF Adds Production Of Phenylephrine | October 26, 2009 Issue - Vol. 87 Issue 43 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 87 Issue 43 | p. 17 | Concentrates
Issue Date: October 26, 2009

BASF Adds Production Of Phenylephrine

Department: Business
Keywords: BASF, Phenylephrine

BASF has added production of the nasal decongestant phenylephrine hydrochloride at its plant in Minden, Germany. Phen­yl­ephrine is increasingly being added to cough and cold products in place of pseudoephedrine, which can be a precursor to the illegal drug methamphetamine. BASF, which is also a leading pseudoephedrine maker, says the new production takes advantage of its expertise in manufacturing sympathomimetic amines.

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