Outsmarting the Shortage: The Emergence of Base Metal Catalysis in Pharma

December 10, 2015

Periodic table with the platinum group highlighted

You’d be hard pressed to find a lab that didn’t rely on a platinum or palladium catalyst for at least one reaction, but platinum group metals are anything but abundant and the supply may be even more limited in the future. Join Chris McWilliams as he demonstrates how base metals compare to their more precious counterparts and covers the advantages and challenges of using both.    

What You Will Learn

  • The properties of certain base metals that provide them with advantages relative to commonly employed precious metals, such as palladium.
  • Examples of scaled catalytic coupling reactions wherein base metals have demonstrated superiority to precious metals
  • New transformations that base metals offer for the assembly of organic molecules.

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David Constable
ACS Green Chemistry Institute

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