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Sinocompound Catalysts Reaches Licensing Agreement With Dalhousie

April 22, 2022
Sincocompound extends non-PGM catalyst range through new licensing agreement with Dalhousie University.

Prof. Mark Stradiotto

Sinocompound Catalysts Co. Ltd announces a new licensing agreement for a range of novel non-platinum group metal (non-PGM) catalysts from Dalhousie University, Canada. These advanced non-PGM catalysts contain a “DalPhos” phosphine-based ancillary ligand, allowing access to a range of challenging C-N/C-O cross-couplings. DalPhos ligands and their preformed Ni catalysts will be scaled-up, manufactured and supplied by Sinocompound. The DalPhos ligands were developed by Prof. Mark Stradiotto and his research team in the department of chemistry at Dalhousie University. Sinocompound says it has an extensive portfolio of catalysts and the ability to scale up production as rapidly as required.

Research efforts in the Stradiotto group are directed toward developing new classes of ancillary ligands/transition metal complexes that exhibit interesting and unusual reactivity patterns, with the goal of incorporating such reactivity into synthetically useful catalytic substrate transformations that can be employed by end-users.

“The licensing of these ligands from Dalhousie University helps to further strengthen the range of non-PGM catalysts offered by Sinocompound and will be hugely beneficial when working with customers to help develop their non-PGM-based processes,” says Dr Carin Seechurn, associate director – technology solutions, Sinocompound.  “In today’s pharmaceutical industry, PGM chemistries provide a well-established solution, however, there can be a number of advantages to using non-PGM catalysts. These include the obvious potential cost savings over PGM catalysts, and in some cases, non-PGMs may offer solutions that can’t be achieved with PGM catalysts, such as a carbon-nitrogen bond formation reaction between a fluorinated amine and inexpensive aryl chlorides or phenol derivatives”

For more information, visit: www.sinocompound.com

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