Materia Establishes Olefin Metathesis Resource
Materia announced today the launch of a new chemistry blog called All Things Metathesis.
PASADENA, CA––(Marketwire – December 8, 2009) – Materia announced today the launch of a new chemistry blog called All Things Metathesis. The site was developed by the company to establish a knowledge resource on olefin metathesis as well as to create a setting for metathesis users to discuss the evolving catalyst technology.
Olefin metathesis is a process in which two carbon-carbon double bonds (olefins) come together in a chemical reaction, forming new olefinic products in the process. Catalysts provide a pathway for the chemical reaction to take place. The Nobel Prize winning catalytic technology is used to synthesize chemical compounds with fewer manufacturing steps, while simultaneously reducing byproducts, solvents, and waste material generation. It is in broad use in the chemical, polymer, and pharmaceutical industries.
“All Things Metathesis is an outgrowth of Materia’s commitment to educate the academic and industrial communities about the benefits and applications of olefin metathesis,” stated Mike Giardello, the Company’s CEO. “We’ve developed considerable expertise in this field by exclusively focusing on the chemistry over the past eleven years. Therefore, we can provide relevant and timely technical information, particularly in regards to metathesis’ efficient application.”
All Things Metathesis began publishing posts in September. The site provides general information on olefin metathesis and specific information on ruthenium based metathesis catalysts.
Current content topics include:
“Our hope is that All Things Metathesis will not only serve as a source of information, but also as a point of contact for chemists to discuss metathesis,” added Giardello. “Olefin metathesis is a powerful technology with tremendous commercial potential. We will do whatever we can to help people be successful in its application.”
For more information about All Things Metathesis, visit http://allthingsmetathesis.com.
Materia was founded in 1998 to commercialize olefin metathesis catalyst technology. This market-enabling, Nobel Prize-winning, green chemical technology enables chemical compounds to be synthesized with greater efficiency, under less stringent reaction conditions, and with reduced byproducts and hazardous waste. Metathesis has been accepted as an emerging “green technology” platform and has been broadly adopted by the pharmaceutical, chemical, and polymer industries. As stated by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences when awarding the 2005 Nobel Prize, “metathesis is an example of how important basic science has been applied for the benefit of man, society, and the environment.” For more information, www.materia-inc.com.
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