We distribute TCI NEWS every four weeks, to our valued customers using research chemicals and chromatography products. We hope that you find this helpful for your research.


03/19/2018 TCI NEWS

We distribute TCI NEWS every four weeks, to our valued customers using research chemicals and chromatography products. We hope that you find this helpful for your research.


 [Featured Product]Glyco-enhancer of Plant Fertilization: AMOR



In plants, "pollen tube attractants" are essential for the pollen tube to reach the ovule. It has been hypothesized that the pistil secretes various activators to render the pollen tube fertile. Prof. Higashiyama and Dr. Mizukami at ITbM (Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules, Nagoya University) and their colleagues have recently discovered a sugar chain "AMOR" named as an attractant. AMOR features the sugar chain arabinogalactan which is uniquely found in plant cell walls, and is important in the plant cell-to-cell communication.

» Glyco-enhancer of Plant Fertilization: AMOR


 [Brochure] Biotinylation Reagents and Avidins


Biotin is a natural vitamin which binds tightly to the protein avidin. Since biotin-avidin binding is well-known as one of the strongest protein-ligand interactions, biotin and avidin are used in various biochemical applications. TCI offers many biotin-insertion reagents and some labeled streptavidins.


» Biotinylation Reagents and Avidins (PDF 315KB)


 Synthetic Organic Chemistry


[Product Highlight]
2-PySO2CF2H : Bench-stable Difluoromethylating Agent for Catalytic Difluoromethylation

Difluoromethyl 2-pyridyl sulfone (1), which is composed of pyridyl and difluoromethylsulfonyl groups, performs as a difluoromethylating reagent when used with metal catalysts. For example, Hu et al. have reported that 1 reacts with aryl zinc reagents (2) in the presence of tris(2,4-pentanedionato)iron(III) and tetramethylenediamine (TMEDA) giving the corresponding difluoromethylated aryl products in good yields. This reaction can be applied to various aryl group substituted zinc compounds such as a phenyl group and others like methoxy-, trifluoromethyl-, or heteroaryl-substituted aryl groups. In this way, 1 is expected to be used directly as a difluoromethylating reagent introducing a difluoromethyl group into aryl groups.





New Products




4-phenyl- 2-azetidinone








 Materials Science


[Product Highlight]
YD2: A Green Porphyrin Dye for Dye-sensitized Solar Cells

 YD2 is a green zinc-centered porphyrin dye used as a sensitizer for dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs).1) Although ruthenium-based dyes such as N719 dye and N749 black dye are well known as efficient sensitizers, ruthenium-free sensitizers including porphyrin dyes have also been developed as they do not need to contain any noble metals, which can reduce material cost. YD2 is a promising materials whose power conversion efficiencies attain up to 11% in a device including reflecting particles, and 8.8% in a device without the reflecting layer.2) The material shows a wide bathochromic-shifted Soret band and Q band due to its electron-donating diphenylamino moiety, and an electron-withdrawing carboxyphenylethynyl at the meso-positions of the porphyrin ring.



» Check for Price and Availability: YD2 (Product Number Y0011)
» Check for Price and Availability: N719 dye (Product Number B3514)
» Check for Price and Availability: N749 black dye (Product Number N1104)


New Products












 Life Science


New Products










Ginkgolide A


All products in this enewsletter are for research purpose only.
Availability, price or specification of the listed products are subject to change without prior notice.


 Application Information


The following are the products which include application information published recently. Please click and see the "application" tab in each linked product detail page.


An O-Methylated Monoflavonoid with Various Bioactivities




A Sesquiterpene Lactone Embracing a Wide Spectrum of Biological Effects




A Tetracyclic Quinolizidine Alkaloid Embracing a Wide Range of Pharmacological Effects




A Bioactive Hydrolysis Product of Stevioside, a Natural Sweetener




An Abundant Component of Stevia rebaudiana Leaf




 ODS column for HPLC “Kaseisorb LC ODS 2000”


Analysis of Vitamin A Acids by Kaseisorb LC ODS 2000



» Kaseisorb LC ODS 2000
» HPLC Applications Index
» HPLC Column Selection Guide


 [NEW Edition] Reagents for Glyco Chemistry & Biology



- Total of 900 products including 200 new products
- Categorized and description of products for easy to understand
- Newly-launched N-glycan (synthetic)
- Many oligosaccharides applicable to sugar-conjugation
- 1H NMR spectral data of 250 products



 Reagent Guides 8th Edition


In these Reagent Guides, TCI products have been classified according to research fields, reaction types, applications and basic structures. Please click here to contact TCI local distributors or TCI for a Free Copy!



Synthetic Organic Chemistry &
Materials Chemistry

Classification examples: 

Synthetic Organic Chemistry
Asymmetric Organocatalysts / Cross-coupling Reaction Using Transition Metal Catalysts / Condensation & Active Esterification

Materials Chemistry
Solar Cell Research Reagents / OLED / Photochromic Compounds


Bioscience & Analytical Science

Classification examples: 

Nucleosides / Amino Acids / Sugars / Lipids / Terpenes / Steroids / Antibodies

Analytical Science
GC Derivatizing Reagents / HPLC Labeling Reagents / HPLC Columns / Derivatization Reagents for MS


TCI has a wide variety of catalogs and product brochures. Most of them are available in PDF format and can be downloaded from our website.

» Other Catalogs & Product Brochures


 TCI Website Tips 


Reagent Guide - Online Version Available on TCI Website


TCI Reagent Guides, product catalogs by category, are very useful as reference for finding reagents. Do you know Reagent Guides are also available as online version on our website?
You click “Products” tab, then you can go around our product information by category easily.

Additionally, benefits of online catalogs include;
-New products that aren't included in the paper version are added every day.
-Product categories that aren’t included in the paper version are available, and new categories are uploaded timely.

Please click the following product categories, and find your chemicals!  



» Chemistry


» Materials Science


» Life Science



» Glycoscience


» Analytical Chemistry


» Chromatography Columns




LabIndonesia 2018

BoothG20 (Surya Buana Nusantara, PT)
Jakarta Convention Center, Jakarta, Indonesia
April 4-6, 2018
» TCI exhibition information     » Event details

The Polymer Society of Korea, Society's Spring Meeting 

Daejeon Convention Center, Korea
April 4-6, 2018
» TCI exhibition information     » Event details

Korean Chemical Society, The 121th General Meeting

ICC JEJU, Jeju-do, Korea
April 18-20, 2018
» TCI exhibition information     » Event details

 Other Information


TCI Facebook Page


Various chemistry related information, news, and fun content are posted for you.  Visit us and like us on Facebook!



How to Order TCI Products

For order, please contact our local distributors as follow.

Countries/ Regions:
South Korea
Other Asia Pacific / Regions

* The prices displayed in the landing website are USD based catalog prices.  TCI has specific website and local currency based price list for customers in South Korea, Singapore, and Australia.  For customers in other Asia Pacific countries / regions, please visit our Asia Pacific Website and contact our local distributors for the end user's cost. (The USD prices that are shown in Asia Pacific websites are TCI's catalog prices.)
Please visit each country/region's website from the following links and confirm the prices.



TCI has sent this enewsletter to you at the following address:

This enewsletter is delivered to our customers who request TCI's information or exchange business cards, etc.
Please check the following information about how to change delivery address and unsubscribe the enewsletter.
It will take some time to complete changing your status. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

●MyTCI Member
Please log in to MyTCI and edit your account information. "Edit Your Account Information" button is in the upper right in MyTCI page.
» Log in to MyTCI

●non-MyTCI Member
If you wish to change your email address, please reply email to us with "Change Contact" as the subject. Don't remove the above mentioned email address that was used to send this enewsletter.
Please note that we will not be able to give effect to the change or unsubscribe request if the email address that you enter in the reply email is different from the email address referenced above that was used by TCI to send this enewsletter.
To unsubscribe from future mailings, please email us with "Unsubscribe" as the subject to the address below.