A new way to make and break bonds
The science behind the molecular magic
With our roots in a Caltech Nobel Laureate’s lab, we are exploring and developing the breakthrough in alkali metal catalysis featured in the film Element 19.
This breakthrough enables a new branch of catalysis that is based on Earth-abundant metals like potassium and sodium.
A Black Swan event
The statistician-philosopher Nassim Taleb coined the term "Black Swan Event" to describe discoveries which run contrary to conventional wisdom, have great potential to revolutionize the status quo, and were previously overlooked due to their counter-intuitive nature.
In 2012, I was invited to write an essay for Angewandte Chemie, exploring the impact that this type of occurrence has had on the chemical enterprise. The essay discussed game-changing discoveries such as homogeneous gold catalysis, olefin metathesis (Nobel Prize 2005), and enzymatic reactions in non-aqueous media.
In my view, the novel chemistry underlying Fuzionaire represents another of these Black Swan Events.
Human ingenuity, inspired by Nature
Our ionic alkali metal platform uses new chemistry accessing Nature’s power to fundamentally improve the way in which we make and break bonds.
Bulk chemistry (e.g., oil-refining, ammonia synthesis) typically relies on catalysts made from abundant materials, though requiring high temperature and pressure.
Synthesizing complex chemicals (e.g., materials and medicines) is done at low temperature and pressure, though often requires precious metal catalysts.
Taking inspiration from Nature, where complex chemical processes occur with simple elements under ambient conditions, we discovered a powerful new approach to chemistry using Earth-abundant catalysts and reagents.
Unlocking the Periodic Table
Earth-abundant metals like potassium and sodium are millions of times more abundant than precious metals.
The way in which we make and break bonds can be 10,000x less expensive than other methods.
Our chemistry enables entirely novel processes that are unlocking new possibilities in molecular science.
Unlocking a world of possibility
Our core chemistry will benefit billions of people, across large industries and markets.
We are currently applying our ionic alkali salt technologies to unsolved problems in medicine, energy, and materials.
Our extensive patent portfolio
As of June 2018, Fuzionaire has 36 pending patent applications and issued patents. These applications and patents span 13 different patent families across 6 different countries. The innovative nature of Fuzionaire’s technology has been recognized by countries around the world, with 10 patents having been issued in the US and internationally over the last 3 years, and with our US patents being issued in as little as 9 months.