Our Capabilities

Charkit’s relationship with Optima Chemical Group

Optima Chemical Group LLC is located at a 10-acre site in Douglas, Georgia. Founded in 1997, the company’s Research and Development, Manufacturing and Warehousing facilities serve as a substantial source for custom/toll manufacturing and boronic acid derivatives. It is Optima’s growing line of boronic acid derivatives that distinguish Optima in meeting the demands of the modified Suzuki coupling reaction, so crucial in drug discovery processes.

In June, 2015, Optima Chemical acquired manufacturing assets in Belle, West Virginia, from The Chemours Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of DuPont. The acquisition gives Optima a second manufacturing site resulting in additional manufacturing capacities. The facility's two distinct chemical units increase Optima's resources; one which allows the company to offer agricultural intermediates; the other featuring capabilities that are similar to those offered from Optima's site in Douglas, Georgia.

A full service custom synthesis program from Optima through Charkit includes: addition reactions, alcoholysis, alkylation, benzoylations, boronations, condensations, coupling, cyclizations, dehydrogenations, etherification, specialty Grignard reagents, hydrolyses, organosilane chemistry, polymerization, rearrangements, reduction, saponifications, and transesterifications.

For more information, visit www.optimachem.com


Emerging Market Supplier network

Charkit's manufacturing resources are comprised of a worldwide supplier network enhanced by an exclusive agreement with Optima Chemical Group LLC :

  • Low temperature reactions (to -70°C)
  • High temperature reactions (to 250°C)
  • Organometallic reactions (including Grignard chemistry and alkali metal eactions)
  • Solvent free reactions
  • Phase transfer catalysis
  • Polymer extractions
  • Hydrogen peroxide chemistry
  • Hydrazine handling and derivatives
  • Chiral chemistry (asymmetric synthesis, resolutions, asymmetric building blocks)
  • Silylation

 Charkit also utilizes an extensive network of suppliers in the emerging markets of China, India and Eastern Europe.