Post summary. Applications are invited for suitably qualified candidates interested in pursuing a PhD by completing a multidisciplinary research project within the PMBRC at WIT in collaboration with the School of Food Science and Environmental Health at TU Dublin.
Over recent years there has been a drive by medicinal chemists to explore more 3-dimensional areas of chemical space. Cyclic ethers, such as the tetrahydropyran (THP) and the tetrahydrofuran (THF) rings, are the most common and 6th most common saturated heterocyclic function present in marketed pharmaceuticals.
Ammonia is an important chemical feedstock for the synthesis of fertilizers. Industrially, ammonia is currently produced via the Haber-Bosch (H-B) process by reacting N2 with hydrogen (H2) over an iron-based catalyst at high pressure (150 to 300 atm) and high temperature (400o to 500 oC).