Frontier Scientific Porphyrin Products

Company Description

Porphyrin Products was established in 1974 in Logan, Utah to fulfill a perceived need in the biomedical field for research grade porphyrins. We have expanded our listing and capabilities and developed several advanced molecules that are currently being evaluated as photodynamic antimicrobial agents, pressure indicators, and photodynamic cancer therapy. In 1997 we began a new area of business, offering boronic acids under the name Frontier Scientific.  In 1999 we changed the name of the entire corporation from Porphyrin Products to Frontier Scientific. From its inception with an offering of ten compounds, the porphyrin division of Frontier Scientific has grown to encompass over 70 regular catalog items, both in naturally occurring and synthetic porphyrins.

Frontier Scientific manufactures custom compounds for the customers with all research and development performed on site. Areas of interest at Frontier Scientific include:

  • Custom compound design, development and synthesis:
    • Anti-microbial therapeutics
    • Anti-viral therapeutics
    • Prion inhibition therapeutics
    • Photo-dynamic therapeutics
    • Blood based products
    • Oxygen sensors
    • Dyes
  • Contract Research and Development Services funded by government and industry:
    • Inhibition of iron uptake in humans
    • Drug Discovery support services
Contact Information
  • U.S. Office
    Frontier Scientific, Inc., P.O. Box 31
    Logan, Utah 84323-0031, USA
  • European Office

    Frontier Scientific Europe Ltd.
    Carnforth, Lancashire, LA6 1DE, UNITED KINGDOM
  • Japan Office

    Kurihara Bldg., 3-2-12, Uchikanda, Chiyoda-ku
    Tokyo 101-0047, JAPAN
    • E-mail:
    • Telephone: +81 (0)3 32 58 50 31
    • FAX: +81 (0)3 32 58 65 35
Products and Services

Frontier Scientific manufactures a wide variety of highly functionalized boronic acids, organohalides, and other organometallic compounds for use in discovery, synthesis, catalysis, etc. In addition to providing the items listed in our catalogs, we also perform custom synthesis of organometallics, porphyrins, and organic intermediates from milligram to multi-kilo scale. Our core competency includes low-temperature organolithium reactions, Grignard reactions, halogenations, biaryl synthesis and porphyrin synthesis.

Porphyrin Synthesis
  • Natural Porphyrins and Derivatives
  • Synthetic Porphyrins
  • Metalloporphyrins
  • Phthalocyanines
  • Bile Pigments
Other Chemical Specialities
  • Boron Compounds
    • Aryl and Heteroaryl Boronic Acids
    • Bis(pinacolato)diboron
    • Bis(neopentyl glycolato)diboron
    • Tris(dimethylamino)borane
    • Organoboron Halides
    • a-amino Boronic Acids
  • Organolithium Chemistry
    • Aryl, Heteroaryl, Vinyl, and Alkyl Lithium Compounds
    • Nucleophilic additions/substitutions  
    • Cryogenic Reactions
  • Grignard Reactions
    • Aryl and Alkyl Magnesium Halides
  • Halogenations
    • Aryl and Heteroaryl Iodides, Bromides, and Chlorides
  • Cryogenic Reactions
    • Temperature Capabilites to -90°C
  • Biaryl Synthesis
    • Suzuki, Stille, and Kumada Couplings
  • Catalysts
    • Palladium, Nickel, and Copper Catalysts
  • Phosphines
    • Symmetric and Unsymmetric Triaryl Phosphine Ligands
  • Silanes
    • Tetraorganyl Silanes
  • Reactors
    • Glass Reactors 22L to 200L
    • Stainless Steel Reactors to 75 Gal
    • 90 to 200°C Temperature Range
  • Drying
    • 4 & 8 cu. ft. Drying Ovens
    • Lyopholizers up to 4L Capacity
  • Full Range of Distillation, Filtration, and Recrystallization Equipment
  • HPLC
    • HP 1050 Series UV/Vis with Autosampler and ChemStation Software
    • Perkin Elmer 400 Series UV/Vis with Autosampler
    • Spectra Physics 8800 UV/Vis
    • RI Detector (Waters R401)
    • Fluorescence Detector (IBM LC/9524)
  • GC
    • HP 5890 with FID detector
  • NMR
    • Jeol 270 MHz and Bruker 400 mHz NMR through local University
    • Proton, Carbon, Boron, and Phosphorous Probes
  • Other
    • Karl-Fisher Titrator
    • IR
    • MP
    • UV/Vis Spectrophotometer
    • Fluorescence Spectrometer
    • X-Ray Crystallography, ICP, and Mass
    • Spectrophotometry through Local University
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