Building blocks for sustainable small molecule crop protection solutions

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Corteva Agriscience is committed to providing sustainable crop protection solutions, including products that meet “green” principles endorsed by the American Chemical Society and sustainability goals set by the United Nations. Through these guidelines, Corteva Agriscience aims to reduce waste, increase atom efficiency, and incorporate renewable feedstocks whenever possible. We are intent on providing farmers with effective control over damaging pests and disease through technologies that combine favorable human health and environmental profiles with lower use rates.

The discovery and development of environmentally friendly crop protection solutions is a lengthy and continually improving process, and Corteva Agriscience is innovating in this space every day. Corteva designs molecules with favorable human health and environmental profiles starting with building blocks that have low molecular weight, low LogD, and high sp³ characteristics. As such, we are seeking input from the broader scientific community to gain access to diverse chemical space – non-commercial building blocks – that can be incorporated into our molecules for the exploration of novel and more sustainable active ingredients.

Corteva seeks to engage with researchers at universities and non-profit research institutes who can transfer samples of novel, synthetic, small molecule building blocks in exchange for monetary compensation.

Corteva intends to select multiple qualifying molecules from multiple submissions.

Deadline: May 31, 2022




Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

May 31, 2022