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New Class of Air-stable Ni(0) Pre-catalysts are Now Available from Strem

We are happy to announce the signing of a licensing agreement with The Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung

We are pleased to announce a new licensing agreement with Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung respectively the associated Studiengesellschaft Kohle mbH. We now offer a new class of air-stable Ni(0) pre-catalysts. Our new product, 28-0070, Ni(0)-olefin pre-catalyst provides a simple, scalable and modular Ni(0) source which is stable to air and room temperature and retains the reactivity demonstrated by Ni(0) catalysts currently used in organic chemistry and industrially relevant transformations. 

Recently, scientists of the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung led by Dr. Josep Cornella were able to develop a new family of 16-electron binary Ni(0)-stilbene complexes that are remarkably stable at room temperature and air for long periods of time (ca 1 month). This novel family of complexes has been demonstrated to possess similar properties as Ni(COD)2 in terms of ligand exchange, catalytic reactions, kinetic profiles, etc. This set of complexes permits the user to handle a Ni(0) source without the need of inert atmosphere and in the bench-top. These catalysts are now available through STREM Chemicals Inc. for R&D purpose.

"The Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung is one of the world’s leading institutes conducting research on catalysis. The institute has a long history of innovation and Strem is pleased to be able to offer this new catalyst technology, developed by Dr. Cornella, to our academic and industrial customers. It is exciting to be able to offer an air-stable, base-metal catalyst to the scientific community that makes broad use of Ni in catalysis" said Dr. Ephraim S. Honig, Chief Executive Officer of STREM Chemicals Inc.


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28-0070 Tris(trans-1,2-bis(4-tert-butylphenyl)ethene)nickel(0), min. 97% (2468315-70-8)




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