Olefin Metathesis Olefin metathesis is a chemical reaction in which a molecule with a pair of carbon-carbon double bonds, known also as olefins or hydrocarbons, reactivation of a ruthenium based olefin metathesis catalyst together and exchange carbon atoms with one another, forming new value-added molecules in the process. Low catalyst loadings, solvent-free conditions, and high yielding processes make olefin metathesis both economical and manufacturing-ready. What makes olefin metathesis cost-effective also makes it green.
With fewer reaction steps, solvents, and byproducts, olefin metathesis is environmentally friendly and efficient. Grubbs Catalyst-based olefin metathesis reactions have achieved commercial success on scales ranging from milligram to multi-ton. Broad Commercial Applications Enable Broad Industry Adoption Metathesis is broadly used by chemists in a wide range of fields, including petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, and materials. The robust nature of Grubbs Catalyst technology, coupled with Materia’s industry leading know-how has led to groundbreaking applications of the technology.
At Materia, we use our expertise in olefin metathesis chemistry to develop innovative and cost-effective solutions to great industrial challenges. We use this catalyst technology in the discovery and development of a new generation of advanced materials. Common Metathesis Reactions The olefin metathesis reaction process involves the scission and reassembly of carbon-carbon double bonds to generate a completely new olefins. Nobel Prize in Chemistry In 2005, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Dr.