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Organic Synthesis in Water - using an aqueous system to synthesise naturally occurring alkenes

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

Project Description

The formation of alkenes using the Wittig reaction is normally carried out in polar aprotic solvents using a base that reacts with water. Preliminary unpublished results have shown that an aqueous system using a water-soluble base can produce alkenes in high yield. This project is aimed at using an aqueous system to synthesise naturally occurring alkenes and to identify the parameters which control the E/Z stereochemistry of the reaction.


Funding Notes

This PhD is self-funded

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