Keeping Business Eyes On The Prize | April 4, 2011 Issue - Vol. 89 Issue 14 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 89 Issue 14 | pp. 18-20
Issue Date: April 4, 2011

Keeping Business Eyes On The Prize

Small firms making boron reagents compete to supply materials for popular coupling reaction
Department: Business
Keywords: custom synthesis, reagents, pharmaceuticals

Six months ago, the 2010 Nobel Prize in Chemistry went to three scientists for their creation of cross-coupling reactions. Among these reactions, the Suzuki-Miyaura coupling, a carbon-carbon bond-forming reaction first published in 1979, has moved from the university lab to the factory floor in the past 15 years. With the help of a new generation of boron-containing reagents, it has become a popular route to pharmaceutical compounds.

Pharma chemical manufacturers have latched onto . . .

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