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Molecular assemblies for technology and security applications (CAMMIDGEAU19SF) 

Project Description

This PhD project will exploit recent advances in the group to investigate new porphyrin-phthalocyanine hybrids and their subsequent assembly into higher-order supermolecules. Phthalocyanines and porphyrins are each very well-known and heavily investigated systems.  Hybrid structures combine the features of both parents, and are intriguing in their own right.  However, investigation of these materials has previously been hampered by a lack of suitable synthesis procedures. In particular this PhD project will focus on materials designed for applications in security and molecular magnetism.  
Suitable candidates will have chemistry training to degree level. 
The project may be available at an earlier start date, but applicants should contact the supervisor in the first instance to discuss.

Applications are processed as soon as they are received and the project may be filled before the closing date, so early application is encouraged. 

Project Start Date: Oct 2019
Mode of Study: Full-time
Acceptable First Degree: Chemistry
Minimum Entry Requirements: UK 2:1

Funding Notes

This PhD project is offered on a self-funding basis. It is open to applicants with funding or those applying to funding sources.  Details of tuition fees can be found at View Website.  
A bench fee is also payable on top of the tuition fee to cover specialist equipment or laboratory costs required for the research.  The amount charged annually will vary considerably depending on the nature of the project and applicants should contact the primary supervisor for further information about the fee associated with the project.


i) Díaz-moscoso, A., Tizzard, G. J., Coles, S. J. & Cammidge, A. N. 
Synthesis of meso-Substituted Tetrabenzotriazaporphyrins: Easy Access to Hybrid Macrocycles 
Angewandte Chemie International Edition. 52, 41, p. 10784-10787 4 p., Oct 2013 
DOI: 10.1002/anie.201306151 
ii)         Alharbi, N., Diaz-Moscoso, A., Tizzard, G. J., Coles, S. J., Cook, M. J. & Cammidge, A. N. 
Improved syntheses of meso-aryl tetrabenzotriazaporphyrins (TBTAPs) 
Tetrahedron. 70, 40, p. 7370-73797, Oct 2014 
DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2014.06.086

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