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Nalas Chemist publishes on synthesis of a compound directed towards treating cancer

April 14, 2015

Check out a recent publication featured in Tetrahedron Letters by Nalas Chemist Matt Burk, Ph.D., which describes synthesis of a protected form of N,N-dimethyl-L-pyrrolosamine on greater than 10-gram scale. This compound is a critical intermediate in ongoing efforts to synthesize the complex natural products (−)-lomaiviticins A and B, which have potential applications in the treatment of cancer.  Matt … >More


Nalas team to conduct research aimed to defeat weapons of mass destruction!

February 23, 2015

Nalas is excited to have been selected for award for our first project with The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)! The forthcoming award will provide research funding under the Small Business Technical Transfer Program. DTRA‘s Basic Research Program, Thrust Area 4 supports research to defeat weapons of mass destruction (WMDs). If intelligence information reveals that … >More


Solid State Chemistry…both a Science and an Art.

January 2, 2015

Check out a recent image of an explosive crystalline material taken by Nalas Chemist Sarah Rothstein using our polarized light microscope (PLM).   Sarah saw a sunrise over a snow-capped mountain range. What do you see? Our Solid State Chemistry lab has been conducting a high level of research and development towards screening and isolating energetic-energetic cocrystals for the US … >More


Nalas PEP Publication – One of ‘Most Accessed’ this Year!

November 5, 2014

Check it out… Our recent publication in PEP is one of the most accessed this year! Propellants, Explosives, and Pyrotechnics – An International Peer-Reviewed Journal on Energetic Materials (PEP) is the official journal of the International Pyrotechnics Society. The  publication details our novel patent-pending technology, which utilizes resonant acoustic mixing (RAM) to prepare an energetic-energetic … >More


Let us solve your crystal!

October 13, 2014

Have some crystalline material and not sure what it is?  Need to confirm a new form of matter? Here at Nalas, we have a full solid state characterization capability featuring single crystal X-ray, powder X-ray diffraction,  polarized light microscopy, and data analysis offered by our experts. We can even grow crystals suitable for analysis in-house. Contact us for … >More


New publication by Dr. Matt Burk!

October 8, 2014

We are happy to report a recent publication by Matt Burk on the enantioselective construction of quarternary stereogenic carbons by Lewis Base mediated catalysis. The work was selected for the front cover of Chemistry – A European Journal! Congratulations to Matt and Professor Scott Denmark on their great contributions to science. Matt recently joined the Nalas … >More


Energetic Material Process Development using Mettler Toledo’s EasyMax System

October 7, 2014

Author: Salan, Jerry (CEO, Nalas Engineering Services, Inc.) Year: 2014 In this webinar, Jerry Salan discusses the use of Mettler Toledo’s automated EasyMax system in tandem with process analytical tools and modeling to design, demonstrate, and scale a robust and safe process for novel energetic materials. Webinar Presenter Your online presenter, Jerry Salan, has extensive experience … >More


Nalas Awarded another SBIR Phase I Contract!

October 1, 2014

Congratulations to our engineers Matt Jorgensen and Brian Amato on their successfully funded SBIR proposal for a research project to address IM requirements for rocket motors for the US Navy.  Multiple approaches exist for actively responding to thermal stimuli, which incorporate mechanical, chemical, and electrically controlled systems. An existing technology for mitigating such an event … >More


NALAS President Dr. Dave am Ende presents on Innovations & Breakthroughs in ResonantAcoustic® Industrial Mixing

August 20, 2014

This week Dave is attending the 2014 Resodyn 4th Annual Forum on Innovations & Breakthroughs in ResonantAcoustic® Mixing. Dave was invited to give a talk on our breakthrough work “Development and Scale-Up of Cocrystals using Resonant Acoustic Mixing.”  The presentation is based on his recent paper co-authored by Dr. Stephen Anderson and Nalas CEO Jerry Salan, “Development and Scale-Up of Cocrystals using Resonant Acoustic Mixing,” … >More