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November 2011

Kanata Chemical Technologies Contributes to The Strem Chemiker

Kanata Chemical Technologies (KCT) has contributed a publication to the latest Strem Chemiker (Vol. XXV, No. 2, September, 2011). The review article describes some recent examples of the application of aminodiphosphine ligands in catalysis. Some areas highlighted include hydrogen generation, dehydrogenative couplings, ethylene trimerisation and hydrogenation. Also included in the issue is a listing of some of the many KCT products which are currently available through Strem.

“Strem has been a valuable partner in marketing and distributing our technologies to researchers around the world. This publication is one more example of how Strem has helped spread the word about our materials and their many uses.” said Dr. Dino Amoroso Manager, Business Development of Kanata Chemical Technologies. The review, and indeed the entire issue of the Strem Chemiker, can be found at: http://www.strem.com/resource/1/the_strem_chemiker.

 


October 2011

 Kanata Chemical Technologies Highlighted In Recent Episode of Future360

Kanata Chemical Technologies (KCT) was highlighted in a recent episode of Future360. Episode 8 entitled, “Sustainable Toronto” featured many local organizations focused on urban sustainability and clean technologies.  The episode can be viewed at: http://future360.tv/videos/future360-ep-8-sustainable-toronto-2/.


 April 2011

Strem Chemical to Offer Entire Product Line of Kanata’s “Garphos™” Family of Ligands and Catalysts 
 

Kanata Chemical Technologies (KCT) and Strem Chemicals have announced plans for global distribution of all of KCT’s recently disclosed “Garphos™” ligands and catalysts. The new class of tertiary diphosphines represents the latest innovation in the field and offers the best combination of high activity and exceptional selectivity available for a range of phosphine-supported, metal-mediated transformations. Applications in development include the exceptionally efficient and selective hydrogenation of several ketone substrates including those for major pharmaceutical targets such as Atorvastatin and Montelukast. 

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“Strem has played a critical role in making KCT’s proprietary technologies available to the broader research community.” said Dr. Dino Amoroso Manager, Business Development of Kanata Chemical Technologies. “We are convinced that, with Strem’s global reach and the Garphos™ products performance profile, a range of applications will quickly emerge as researchers incorporate these materials into their programs.” The new family of ligands and catalysts are now available in quantities ranging from research up to commercial scale.


March 2011

Kanata Chemical Technologies Announces the Arrival of “PACC™” for Coupling Chemistry

Kanata Chemical Technologies (KCT) is excited to announce the arrival of its latest technology platform, the “PACC™” system (Pre-Activated Carbene Catalysts). This new class of palladium catalysts has shown broad utility in a range of common coupling methodologies.

We are pleased to make available the PACC products. The PACC series has shown excellent performance in a broad scope of coupling protocols that we’ve examined. We’re eager to see the applications that our colleagues in the research community will discover. The new family of ligands are now available in quantities ranging from research up to commercial scale. See the link below to learn more.

http://www.kctchem.com/editor_upload/129_PACC_T.pdf


January 2011

Kanata Chemical Technologies Announces New “Garphos™” Family of Ligands  
 

Kanata Chemical Technologies (KCT) is excited to announce the arrival of its latest family of ligands, collectively referred to as “Garphos™”. This unique new class of tertiary phosphines represents the latest innovation in the field. These ligands offer the best combination of high activity and exceptional selectivity available for a range of phosphine-supported, metal-mediated transformations. Applications in development include the exceptionally efficient and selective hydrogenation of several ketone substrates including those for major pharmaceutical targets such as Atorvastatin and Montelukast.

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“We are very excited to announce the availability of these new ligands.” said Dr. Dino Amoroso Manager, Business Development of Kanata Chemical Technologies. “The range of catalysts that the Garphos™ ligands have afforded us have proven to be best-in-class in the applications we’ve examined to date. We’re confident that the broader research community will find them to be exceedingly useful.” The new family of ligands are now available in quantities ranging from research up to commercial scale.


December 2,2010

Kanata Chemical Technologies (KCT) has developed an exceptional hydrogen generation system which leverages its proprietary catalyst technologies. This video demonstrates the system in action. A small sample of the catalyst (in the small vial) is dissolved in a carrier solvent and added to the flask containing an alcohol/water mixture. The mixture is being kept at 40°C in a water bath. A solid dose of fuel (ammonia borane) is added to the flask and it is promptly sealed. Note the immediate formation of gas (as evidenced by the bubbling in the connected outlet). The gas that is being generated is hydrogen and the gas evolution will continue until all of the available hydrogen is extracted from the fuel. The KCT system has the advantage of being exceptionally robust and is capable of delivering over 9 wt % H2 as a gravimetric hydrogen storage capacity.

KCT has recently published some of the results of its research in this area (see link):

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/anie.201003074/abstract

 

 


October 9, 2009

Kanata Chemical Technologies and Strem Chemical Announce Comprehensive Distribution Agreement 

Just in time for CPhI Worldwide 2009, Kanata Chemical Technologies (KCT) and Strem Chemicals have agreed to a comprehensive distribution agreement. Under the terms of the new agreement, Strem will be distributing all of Kanata's current offering of ligand and catalyst products. This strategic partnership will allow researchers from around the world access to complete families of ligands and/or catalysts that KCT has to offer.

 

“This new relationship with Strem will make our materials more visible and accessible and ultimately encourage the development of new and useful applications”, said Dino Amoroso, Manager of Business Development at KCT. Researchers can expect to see KCT products in Strem catalogues and promotional documents in the very near future.