J.-G. Hansel

Dr. Jan-Gerd Hansel

Head of R&D, Business Unit Polymer Additives, LANXESS Deutschland GmbH, Köln

Lecture title: Industrial Phosphorus Chemistry at LANXESS


LANXESS’ global Phosphorus Chemicals business is described from a chemical point of view, highlighting the significance of various types of phosphorus chemicals in different applications. Typical approaches of industrial R&D chemists will be discussed using both historical and more recent examples from the area of alkyl phosphate esters. A personal perspective on industrial phosphorus chemistry wraps up with a Wish List of future developments (such as the fate of yellow phosphorus as the key industrial raw material) to provide a starting point for subsequent discussion.