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Sustainable valorisation of chitin-derived platforms

   Department of Chemistry

   Applications accepted all year round  Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

The field of chemical synthesis is under constant pressure to produce molecules in a timely, economical and sustainable fashion. This project will involves subjecting bio-based platforms (derived from chitin) to heterocyclisation and heteroannulation reactions using both electrochemistry and mechanochemistry, to form nitrogen heterocycles relevant to the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries. These synthetic procedures generate a negligible waste-stream, thus providing a valuable contribution to the fledgling field of sustainable chemical synthesis. It is anticipated the new methods developed during the course of this project will lead to a paradigm shift in bio-based fine chemical production

Funding Notes

Scholarship funding up to NZ$27,500 per annum for three years. Tuition fees are also paid (3 years)


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