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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 

Hydrosilylation

Hydrosilylation is the process of forming organosilanes or organosilicones from simple Si-H building blocks. This reaction is highly versatile and can accommodate a variety of unsaturated groups, including carbon, oxygen and nitrogen functional groups. The result is to make a silicon containing molecule that is then a useful chemical intermediate in the formation of various other industrial chemicals.

At Umicore PMC, we aim to provide you with the catalysts you need to succeed at creating your desired chemical. Our range of platinum and rhodium catalysts offer excellent selectivity and activity enabling you to create complex silicon-containing molecules. Get in touch to discover how our catalysts can impact your chemical synthesis, or browse our platinum and rhodium catalysts below.

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Cross-Coupling reactions with arenes

Along with metathesis and C-H activation, cross-coupling reactions are another way to make carbon-carbon bonds. With many named reactions available to those scientists who wish to synthesise new carbon scaffolds, your Umicore PMC specialist can provide the assistance needed to identify which reaction provides the best, most efficient and effective route to get you to your target molecule.

At Umicore PMC, we offer a selection of highly active catalysts and palladium (II) precatalysts that excel at cross-coupling reactions. Most recently, we added the range of Buchwald and Hazari precatalysts to our portfolio. These precatalysts are highly active and can perform a wide range of cross-coupling reactions. They can even be modified with predetermined carbon ligands to enable rapid reactions. Get in touch to find out how we can help you get the most from your cross-coupling reactions.

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Amination

Primary, secondary and tertiary amines are common functional groups found in various industrial chemicals covering the pharmaceutical, agrochemical and electronic markets. Amines are highly versatile and make ideal intermediates in the synthesis of other chemicals. Therefore, to make your desired chemical, you need a reliable and efficient chemical reaction that is capable of transforming your starting functional group into the required amine as efficiently as possible.

At Umicore PMC, we are committed to providing the most efficient and active catalysts to provide you with the best solutions to create your desired chemical. We can provide active precatalysts such as the Buchwald precatalyst range that excel at cross-coupling reactions, including the Buchwald-Hartwig amination. Browse our range of products below or get in touch to discover how we can create ground-breaking chemistries.

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