Adhesives Magazine

GELEST INC.: Cross-Coupling Agents

June 30, 2010

This company has broadened its range of silicon-based cross-coupling agents to include aryl-, vinyl- and ethynyl silanes, which provide a non-toxic, easily handled, and economical alternative to commonly employed tin and boron cross-coupling derivatives.

Silicon-based cross-coupling agents are useful in a number of synthetic applications. They provide excellent flexibility for the formation of the carbon-carbon bond, which provides strength and stability, coupled with carbon’s concatenation capability, to enable the formation of a number of molecules for use in a range of specialty chemical applications in plastics, pharmaceuticals, electronics, and coatings, among other application areas.

For more information, visit www.gelest.com.