Applications of main group Lewis acids in synthetic organic chemistry
This project will investigate the use of boron or aluminium Lewis acids in transformations typically catalysed by transition metals. The project will involve the synthesis off main group catalysts as well as their screening in catalytic reactions and investigation of scope. The target compounds will have pharmaceutical relevance.
Highly enthusiastic students with a strong motivation in synthetic organic chemistry and an understanding of compound purification and characterisation are encouraged to apply.
Candidates should hold or expect to gain a first class degree or a good 2.1 and/or an appropriate Master’s level qualification (or their equivalent).
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent) English language requirements for postgraduate students - Study - Cardiff University
Professor Rebecca Melen - https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/38512-melen-rebecca
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Start date options - 1st January, 1st April, 1st July or 1st October 2024
To apply please complete an online application, stating your supervisor’s name(s). https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/research/programmes/programme/chemistry