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Polysciences Announces New Line of Furan Building Blocks; Furan Based Synthons Used in Organic Synthesis and Polymer Applications


Warrington, PA, August 2006 – Polysciences, Inc., a leading manufacturer of specialty monomers, polymers and laboratory chemicals, announced the release of a new line of Furan based synthons for use in organic and polymer synthesis applications including the pharmaceutical, graphic arts, agricultural, flavor/fragrance as well as organic intermediates industries.

Polysciences Inc. is pleased to offer a large family of furan derivatives such as the difficult-to-find 3rd position substituted and disubstituted furans. Our unique boronic acid or halogen functional furan building blocks are appropriate for use in “Suzuki Synthesis” carbon-carbon bond forming reactions catalyzed by palladium.

“Our expansive line of functionalized Furans and Tetrahydrofurans will find new uses in pharmaceutical, agricultural, polymerization and rubber additive processes,” said Robert Gleim Ph.D., Catalog Business Development Manager, Polysciences, Inc. “We are looking forward to working with our current and future customers on this exciting line of new products.”

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About Polysciences, Inc.
Headquartered in Warrington, Pa., Polysciences, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of laboratory supplies and specialty monomers/polymers for microscopy, histology, biotechnology, electronics, and other industrial applications. Although Polysciences offers a full line of off-the-shelf products for the medical, life sciences, and research community, its specialty is developing custom-synthesized polymers and monomers for customer-specific needs. Polysciences, Inc. is also a producer of custom adhesives and chemicals for the electronics industry. Polysciences has more than a 40-year history of successful partnerships with industry in developing new materials for emerging applications. Polysciences maintains facilities in Warrington, PA and Eppelheim, Germany in addition to the Fishers, Ind. facility of its wholly-owned subsidiary Bangs Labs, Inc. Visit



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