Cyclopropanation is the process of forming cyclopropane in chemical molecules. Cyclopropane is the smallest cyclic ring possible, consisting of three carbon atoms. However, its small size makes it highly strained requiring catalytic expertise to devise reactions to synthesise the small ring. Molecules containing cyclopropane rings have found use as precursors to other industrial chemicals and as such, its formation is highly useful throughout the fine chemicals industries.
At Umicore PMC, we understand the challenges typically faced during the formation of such highly strained rings. We leverage our detailed expertise in chemical synthesis to provide both the catalytic portfolio and the chemical understanding that are essential to reliably form these strained chemical rings. We’d like to share our knowledge, so get in touch to learn more or view our relevant products below.