Argus Chemicals srl is a Rare & Fine Chemicals company in Vernio (North of Florence), Italy . The company was started in 1985 by Dr. Enrico Ammannati to produce chemicals for the chemical and pharmaceutical industry.
On a lab scale basis the company started custom syntheses of compounds not generally found in commercial catalogues.
Initially Argus was devoted to the production of phosphorous based ligands for metal catalysts. Now it also offers a broad service of R&D under secrecy agreement for pharmaceutical firms.
Later Argus started to offer R&D activity under secrecy agreement, to Italian and foreign pharmaceutical companies, involving the optimization of processes, the scale-up until kgs scale on pilot plant, and pilot plant productions.
The R&D and Production departments are fully integrated. “Ab initio” synthesis and scale-up (grams to kilos) constitute one of the major outsourcing proposals from our customers.
Since 2008 we have built an excellent partnership wth a foreign Fine Chemicals producer with the aim of upscaling to industrial level the production of our Intermediates.