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# Homology, Homotopy and Applications

## Volume 4 (2002)

### Number 1

### Brave new Hopf algebroids and extensions of $MU$-algebras

Pages: 163 – 173

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4310/HHA.2002.v4.n1.a9

#### Authors

#### Abstract

We apply recent work of A. Lazarev which develops an obstruction theory for the existence of $R$-algebra structures on $R$-modules, where $R$ is a commutative $S$-algebra. We show that certain $MU$-modules have such $A_\infty$ structures. Our results are often simpler to state for the related $BP$-modules under the currently unproved assumption that $BP$ is a commutative $S$-algebra. Part of our motivation is to clarify the algebra involved in Lazarev’s work and to generalize it to other important cases. We also make explicit the fact that $BP$ admits an $MU$-algebra structure as do $E(n)$ and $\widehat{E(n)}$, in the latter case rederiving and strengthening older results of U. Würgler and the first author.

#### Keywords

$R$-algebra, Hopf algebroid, obstruction theory

#### 2010 Mathematics Subject Classification

55N20, 55N45, 55P43, 55S35, 55T25