Strem and Provivi sign enzyme distribution agreement


09-10-2014

An agreement has been signed which grants Strem Chemicals distribution rights for research quantities of Provivi’s carbene/nitrene transferase enzymes that will feature in the new C/N Transferase Screening Kit.

 

These enzymes can efficiently activate diazo and azide compounds to generate iron-carbenoids and iron-nitrenoids, respectively, through a mode of activation that has never been observed in nature. These intermediates can react with a variety of substrates such as olefins, N-H bonds, C-H bonds, and sulfides, offering great synthetic utility, as for example in the synthesis of chiral cyclopropanes and sulfimides.

The screening kit contains 32 enzymes that were engineered in the laboratory of Prof. Frances Arnold, at Caltech. Provivi obtained a worldwide exclusive license to this technology. The kit will be available through Strem so that researchers are able to quickly screen a small number of diverse biocatalysts to pick the best solution.

About the Kit
The Kit (Strem Catalog No. 96-1580 Provivi Carbene/Nitrene Transferase Screening Kit) contains 32 Provivi enzymes.

www.strem.com/catalog/v/96-1580/provivi_carbene_nitrene_transferase_screening_kit

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