Olefin Metathesis Catalysts
XiMo AG is a Swiss-based company focused on the development and application of proprietary metathesis catalysts, for use in the specialty chemical, agro chemical, renewables, pharmaceutical, flavors and fragrances, polymers and advanced materials sectors.
The company’s molybdenum and tungsten catalysts are based on the breakthrough scientific research of founders Amir H. Hoveyda, Patricia and Joseph T. Vanderslice Millennium Professor of Chemistry at Boston College, and RIchard R. Schrock, Frederick G. Keyes Professor of Chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, co-winner of the 2005 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
XiMo partners with selected leading companies on a time-limited exclusive basis, providing access to its intellectual property and technical expertise, to solve important industrial chemistry problems and to enable development of novel molecules and materials.
The name XiMo comes from the latin eximo which means unlock or release. The capitalization of the M in XiMo puts the chemical abbreviation of the metal molybdenum (Mo) – one of the key catalytic metals in XiMo’s portfolio – in the name of the company. The name alludes to the core of the business model of the company: to allow chemical companies to innovate by use of our proprietary molybdenum and tungsten-based catalysts.
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2005
Yves Chauvin, Robert H. Grubbs, Richard R. Schrock