Custom Dye Synthesis

At Colour Synthesis, we have an unrivalled depth and breadth of knowledge about colour chemistry that can only come from years of industry experience. Our skilled chemists can help you to design coloured molecules for specific applications, and provide the most efficient and cost effect route to synthesis.

We can also manipulate different aspects of established molecular structures to alter the following.

  • Colour intensity
  • Shade (i.e. chromophore absorption and emission wavelengths)
  • Solubility (e.g. for use in Liquid Crystals, scCO2, aqueous conditions)
  • Colour fastness
  • Dichroism
  • Substrate affinity
Don’t Need Dye?

While colour is our specialty, our chemists have many years of experience outside the realms of coloured organic compounds. This has led to us being able to help customers to also develop and design non-coloured organic molecules such as liquid crystals and functionalizing non-coloured polymers. Contact us to learn more or see if we have the solution to your problem.


Flexible Solutions

  • Colour Synthesis can provide to you the full reaction details for your in house production or Colour Synthesis can commerialise for you via our pilot plant or commercial manufacturing partners.
  • Colour Synthesis can take your current small scale synthetic methods and scale-up your compounds allowing your chemists to focus on other research.
  • Colour Synthesis has flexibility at its core, and works with the customer providing them whatever level of interaction they require to ensure a positive outcomes of the project. If its consultancy you need or full scale R&D we have a solution to help you achieve your goals.
Working with us
  • Full client confidentiality, from initial briefing to project completion
  • Direct Communication with the chemist assigned to the project, with regular review meetings to discuss progress and results to help continually improve on compound performance
  • Intellectual property (IP) can be assigned to the customer as part of the body of outcomes of our research programmes. This will be discussed and agreed prior to the commencement of the project.
  • Certificate of Analysis, including (where appropriate) NMR spectra, Mass Spectrometry data and a purity analysis carried out on our state-of-the-art Agilent HPLC machines.
  • Colour Synthesis will provide all data and any help required to aid in any registrations of new molecules that the customer may require.