About Us

 Established in 1987, Menai Organics provides a professional service and value for money. The company specialises in diverse ranges of fine organic chemicals as intermediates for parallel synthesis and
solid-phase synthesis for research and development.

Our Intermediate and screening catalogues on CD or e-mail contain over 5000 products (available in milligrammes, grammes and in most cases up to 1 kilo) and rare intermediates and polymer supported reagents, many unavailable elsewhere.

All compounds in our catalogues are synthesised and analysed "in-house." Facilities include IR, 1H-NMR, U.V. and HPLC. Screening catalogue products are supplied at a minimum of 90% purity by
HPLC. Intermediates from our Intermediates catalogue show individual purities, typically 98% by HPLC.

  • Competitive Pricing structure
  • Worldwide Delivery
  • Highly Experienced Team
  • High Quality Products
  • Optimally  Equipped Facilities
 

Environmental Analysis

Menai Organics Ltd. has undertaken analysis of bracken, bracken compost and groundwater run-off in areas with bracken for the presence of the carcinogen ptaquiloside and related compounds.

Consumption of the bracken fern Pteridium aquilinum by cattle has been shown to induce bladder and intestinal carcinomas in cattle and to cause a number of diseases in other farm animals. An unstable glucoside named ptaquiloside, containing a reactive cyclopropane ring, has been isolated from the fern and its potent carcinogenicity proven.

Reference: Potter, D.M. and Pitman, R.M. (1994) The extraction and characterisation of carcinogens from bracken and the effect of composting.

International Bracken Group special publication No. 2, Bracken: an environmental issue, Bracken 94, University of Wales
Aberystwyth
23: 110-115.