Sterling have over 40 years of chemistry capability and have continually sought to use new and emerging technologies to enhance our service offering in terms of quality, quantity, and cost of goods. Sterling continue to partner with world class universities (including the Universities of Harvard and MIT in the US and Bristol, Durham, Leeds and York Universities in the UK). Sterling understand the need to be at the forefront of technology development, we additionally represent at leading chemistry conferences and publish extensively in the field of organic chemistry, which remains key and central to our competency.

Key differentiating technologies for Sterling include:

Chiral Chemistry Capabilities:

  • Hydrolytic Kinetic Resolution

  • Asymmetric reduction (hydrogenation and catalytic borane mediated reduction)

  • Chiral epoxidation

  • Asymmetric Diels Alder capabilities

  • Chiral cyclopropanation

  • From these key chiral competencies have emerged an extensive range of high purity and competitively priced chiral building blocks to service the needs of a wide customer base.

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  • Radical Trifluoromethylation

  • Electrophilic and nucleophilic fluorination

  • HF and HALEX technologies

  • Di and trifluoroalkoxylation

  • Sterling has allied its fluorination technology to the chiral capabilities to offer a wide ranging list of fluorinated chiral building blocks.