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PhD in Sustainable Organic Chemistry and Homogeneous Catalysis

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  • Full or part time
    Dr M Clarke
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round

Project Description

The Clarke group’s research is focused on greener organic chemistry, homogeneous catalysis and asymmetric synthesis. The majority of projects involve the synthesis and application of new catalysts in clean transformations.
Area's of interest for which a studentship may be available are:
New avenues for catalytic hydrogen transfer reactions. This project involves using enantioselective cataysts for hydrogenation of low-reactivity functional groups, and also hydrogen transfer reactions such as dehydrogenation. The aim will to extend the types of organic product that can be accessed using hydrogenation or dehydrogenation reactions. Since this class of reaction are particularly important in industrial synthesis, the discovery of new reaction pathways should be of importance to both industry and research.

Students interested in this topic, with a particularly strong track record evidenced by high marks in their degree and strong references from project supervisors can consider applying for a place on the CDT programme, CRITICAT. See http://criticat.org/. Home/EU students can apply either through CRITICAT or at any time in the normal way. Please see:
http://ch-www.st-andrews.ac.uk/PGadmissions.html for application procedure
Self-funded students can of course also apply regardless of their nationality.
Additional information:
Please see:
http://ch-www.st-andrews.ac.uk/PGadmissions.html for application procedure
Applications should be made by e-mail to [email protected]
However, for further information and informal enquires, you can email me directly.

Funding Notes

There are likely to be funded PhD studentships available on the topic of homogeneous catalysis in organic chemistry. There are a variety of funding possibilities, although funding for overseas students is less likely.

How good is research at University of St Andrews in Chemistry?
(joint submission with University of Edinburgh)

FTE Category A staff submitted: 37.30

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