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Posted: September 8, 2008

Alfa Aesar Publishes 56-Page Technical Document of Boronic Acids

(Nanowerk News) Alfa Aesar, a Johnson Matthey company, has published a new 56-page technical document which outlines the chemical properties and highlights the main synthetic uses of boronic acids and related chemicals.
A major role in modern chemistry is played by organoboron compounds, among which boronic acids have emerged in a leading position. With the discovery of a wealth of new chemistry, in particular the Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling reaction, together with their accessibility and ease of handling, boronic acids and boronates are now established as intermediates of great value and versatility. Applications abound in synthesis, catalysis, analytical chemistry and biological systems.
Alfa Aesar Boronic acids brochure
Since the commercial introduction of a small range of boronic acids by the former Lancaster Synthesis Ltd., more than thirty years have elapsed during which the astonishing growth of interest in this area of chemistry has been paralleled by an enormous increase in the diversity of examples available from commercial sources, including Alfa Aesar. With a recently expanded range of well over 500 boronic acids, esters and organotrifluoroborates, Alfa Aesar can provide outstanding synthetic and analytical expertise in these products.
The new publication outlines the chemical properties and highlights the main synthetic uses of these versatile molecules. The book also includes a listing of the Alfa Aesar range of boronic acids, boronic esters, oxazaborolidine reagents, coupling and hydroboration catalysts, phosphine ligands and boronylation reagents.
To request a free copy of the Boronic Acids brochure, contact Alfa Aesar at 1-800-343-0660 or email
About Alfa Aesar
Alfa Aesar, a Johnson Matthey Company, is a leading international manufacturer and supplier of research chemicals, metals and materials. With over 30,000 products listed in its catalog, Alfa Aesar is the single source for customers' needs for chemicals and materials in sizes for research and scale up. The Alfa Aesar catalog carries organic compounds, high purity inorganics, pure elements, alloys, precious metal catalysts, AA/ICP standards and more. Alfa Aesar has sales offices and distribution facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia and a distributor network covering the globe.
Source: Alfa Aesar (press release)
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