Westcott-Wild Toad Research Laboratory

Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick
What the facility does

Research on designing and studying boron compounds

Areas of expertise

The Westcott/Wild Toad Research Laboratory is equipped to study all aspects of boron chemistry, including compounds that are reactive to air and water, in an effort to design green boron candidates for applications in pharmaceutical and agricultural industries.

Research services

Synthesis of boron-containing compounds using inert-atmosphere (no air/water) and wet-chemistry techniques.

Sectors of application
  • Agriculture, animal science and food
  • Chemical industries
  • Education
  • Fisheries and aquaculture
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment

Specialized lab



Wild Toad Research

Inert atmosphere glovebox

Can perform chemistry without exposure to air or water

  • DuPont Agricultural Products
  • Syngenta Canada Inc.
  • Promerus Inc.
  • Kelly Cove Salmon Ltd.