DexLeChem: Services in Chemistry for a Sustainable World

Our Green Chemistry startup DexLeChem was founded in 2013 as a spin-off of the German Cluster of Excellence UniCat "Unifying Concepts in Catalysis". We are changing the chemical-pharmaceutical industry with green development services, creating a new state of the art with our innovations. Our cutting-edge services lead to clear cost advantages in the production. Within a few years, we achieved to successfully enter the conservative chemical market. DexLeChem received outstanding testimonials for their work from big players such as Lonza, Boehringer Ingelheim, or DSM and has the vision to create a green chemical-pharmaceutical industry.

We are green:

We have a proven track record in the development of greener chemical manufacturing processes. We are highly committed to the 12 principles of our Advisory Board member Prof. John Warner, the founding father of Green Chemistry and use renewable resources whenever possible. In this way we help our customers to directly address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 3, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, and 15, support the EU Green Deal agenda by contributing in finding solutions for the biggest societal (and environmental) challenges of our time. We provide you with untapped green business opportunities - use the piece in process development that makes the difference!

We are smart:

We follow a "whatever works" approach in order to develop, optimize or scale-up chemical manufacturing processes. We create competetive advantages in the interface of chemistry, physics, mathematics and data sciences for our clients enabling them to concentrate on their core competencies - the manufacturing of chemicals and pharmaceuticals. This results in a higher reliability, robustness, reproducibility as well as product quality and compliance.

We are collaborative:

We know what we can do and where our limits are. Our broad global network in Europe, the US as well as Japan and South Korea helps us to identify the best partner for each challenge. We strongly believe that securing access to knowledge will decide about the competetiveness of companies in the future.


If you want to keep informed about our services follow DexLeChem on Twitter and our CEO Sonja Jost who updates you about the chemistry start-up scene in Germany.






Global Business Summit 2017 Amsterdam: CEO Jost invited as speaker

At the Global Business Summit, which takes place March 20th-22nd in Amsterdam, CEO Jost reports about the benefits of using water as a solvent in the manufacturing of fine chemicals.

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DSM Nutritional Products AG – another satisfied customer of our catalyst re-using

As one of the world's leading suppliers of ingredients to the food and pharmaceutical industry, the renowned catalysis expert DSM Nutritional Products AG (J. Schütz, J. Medlock, A. Puhl) is satisfied about the successful collaboration with DexLeChem (S. Jost):

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How to successfully enter into industry: Jost reports at this year’s FIM Business Day

Under the patronage of Germany’s federal minister Schwesig, foundress and CEO Jost gives a talk at FIM Business Day 2016 about DexLeChem’s successful market entry into the chemical-pharmaceutical industry.

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DexLeChem’s first patent was granted in the US: process for the reduction of nitro derivatives to amines

The U.S. patent office has recently granted DexLeChem the patent US 9284258 B2 in its full scope. The European patent office has already communicated its intention to grant the patent as well.

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