Volume 88 Issue 33 | p. 25 | Concentrates
Issue Date: August 16, 2010

Sigma-Aldrich Expands Boronic Acid Deal

Department: Business
Keywords: boronic acids, MIDA, licensing

Sigma-Aldrich has signed a licensing agreement with the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, enabling it to expand the range of boronic acid surrogates it can provide chemists for small-molecule synthesis. Since 2008, Sigma-Aldrich has been offering N-methyliminodiacetic acid (MIDA) boronates developed by chemistry professor Martin Burke. The expanded deal provides access to new MIDA-ligated boronates for which the analogous acids are unstable and often difficult to synthesize. Sigma-Aldrich says users get royalty-free . . .

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