Alkene metathesis

Now including Grubbs Catalysts®!

Olefin (or Alkene) metathesis has transformed the landscape of synthetic chemistry. This robust technology provides a predictable, scalable and user-friendly way to rearrange carbon-carbon double bonds, to create molecules and materials of great commercial value.

The acquisition of Materia's Grubbs Catalyst Technology provides you the best of metathesis: technology expertise, an absolutely clear and royalty-free IP landscape, the strong support of Nobel Prize Laureate Professor Robert Grubbs, and the long term commitment and manufacturing capabilities of Umicore.

Some of Umicore Grubbs Catalyst® Technology features:

  • Diverse catalyst portfolio enabling reaction optimization
  • Remarkable functional group tolerance combined to excellent catalyst stability and handling characterics
  • Green and cost-effective processes: low catalyst loadings, solvent-free conditions, and high yielding reactions with low waste
  • Successful use of olefin metathesis reactions on scales ranging from milligram to multi-ton 

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