A technological revolution
In 2005, Dr. Robert Grubbs, Dr. Richard Schrok and Dr. Yves Chauvin were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for olefin metathesis. The discovery has seen many applications since the 90s, thanks to its selectivity and its ability to make complex chemical reactions easy.
Olefin metathesis entails the redistribution of alkene fragments (olefins) by the scission and regeneration of carbon-carbon double bonds. The technology has become a key element in synthesis strategies for the construction of many organic compounds and the production of materials such as polymers and fine chemicals
Demeta catalysts - key features
These Ruthenium-based metathesis complexes have further improved the performance of metathesis catalysts, providing higher selectivity, lower dosage, faster catalysis and longer lifetime.
Demeta's high performance catalysts provide a wide range of benefits, including:
- Synthesis of new and complex molecules
- Cost reductions with fewer synthesis steps
- Improved quality thanks to higher selectivity
- Reduced environmental footprint by the use of milder processes
- Direct use of existing catalytic processes