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Applying Tethered N-Heterocyclic Stannylene Ligands in Catalysis

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  • Full or part time
    Dr Stephen Mansell
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  • Competition Funded PhD Project (UK Students Only)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (UK Students Only)

Project Description

Building on new tethered ligands that have recently been synthesised in the Mansell group, this project in main group and organometallic chemistry will look to exploit the unconventional donor properties of N-heterocyclic stannylenes in catalysis. The successful applicant will learn both synthetic and analytical skills, including hands-on multinuclear NMR spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography. This project will also involve continuing an on-going collaboration with experts at The University of York, and there is potential for the student to develop skills in computational chemistry as well.

Applicants should have experience with air-sensitive chemistry, including handling reagents and products using Schlenk line and glovebox techniques, and a driving interest to explore new reactivity in organometallic chemistry.

See our research group website: http://www.mansellresearch.org.uk

You should have, or expect to receive, a First class or 2:1 MChem degree in Chemistry, or equivalent in a relevant related subject.

The Institute of Chemical Sciences (ICS) is an excellent environment for PhD research, with a thriving community of academics, post-doctoral and PhD researchers. ICS has many links to the other research institutes within the overall umbrella of the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, providing a strong interdisciplinary theme to our research. Heriot-Watt occupies an attractive campus site on the outskirts of Edinburgh, with excellent public transport links to the centre of one of the Europe’s most exciting cities.

Funding Notes

EPSRC funded studentship: 3.5 years, tuition and stipend at the EPSRC standard rate (approx. £14,000 p.a.), only UK or EU citizens resident in the UK for the last 3 years are eligible. EU citizens not meeting the EU residence requirement may be eligible for a fees-only award.

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