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Fluoroalkylated hypervalent iodine compounds for bioconjugations

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Thursday, February 21, 2019
  • Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

Fluorinated hypervalent iodine compounds such as Togni reagents have become widely used electrophilic trifluoromethylating reagents.1 They display a unique reactivity profile and functional group compatibility. Recently, in our group we have prepared substituted tetrafluoroethylene-containing reagents and have shown their application in reactions with various nucleophiles.2,3 In this project, we aim to synthetize fluoroalkylated hypervalent iodine reagents bearing a functional group and investigate their utilization in tagging biomolecules such as peptides in electrophilic or radical fashion. New bioconjugation approaches are of great interest to biochemists.

How to apply

To apply for a PhD study at IOCB Prague, you must hold a Master’s degree (MSc) or the equivalent of the MSc in similar field (four or five year undergraduate degree). The application can be submitted before obtaining the Master’s degree, however, the applicant should obtain the degree within five months after the application deadline.

For more information visit our website “Call for PhD applications 2019”:
https://www.uochb.cz/web/structure/797.html

You can apply online via our application form http://www.uochb.cz/phdapplication/index.php/PhDrecruitment

Enquiries

All general enquiries should be directed to Katerina Solcova (). Scientific enquiries can be addressed to the supervisor ().

Funding Notes

Regular monthly income of students at IOCB Prague varies depending on the faculty scholarship and supervisor's financial options.

References

1. J. Charpentier, N. Früh, A. Togni Chem. Rev. 2015, 115, 650.
2. V. Matoušek, J. Václavík, P. Hájek, J. Charpentier, Z. E. Blastik, E. Pietrasiak, A. Budinská, A. Togni, P. Beier Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 417.
3. J. Václavík, R. Zschoche, I. Klimánková, V. Matoušek, P. Beier, D. Hilvert, A. Togni Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23, 6490.

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