Alkene metathesis with PMC
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