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Johnson Matthey expands specialty ligand production

2:57 PM MDT | August 26, 2013

Johnson Matthey’s (JM) catalysis and chiral technologies unit is expanding its specialty ligand manufacturing capacity to 100 kilograms, the company says. The expansion is largely focused on the Buchwald ligands from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, JM says. It is mainly focused at the Taloja, India; and Royston, UK, sites. The Buchwald ligands sold by JM are a class of bulky and electron-rich dialkylbiaryl monophosphine ligands, which are used for the in situ generation of active catalysts, the company says. The Buchwald ligands are used for coupling...

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