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Visible-Light-Mediated Synthesis of Nitrogen Heterocycles

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Project Description

Supervisors
Principal Supervisor: Dr. Daniele Leonori
Co-supervisor: Prof. David J. Procter
Industrial Supervisor (if applicable):

Anticipated start date for project: 19 September 2016

Closing date for applications: 01st April 2016

Summary of Project
This project will focus on the design and development of novel visible-light-mediated processes able to form C–C and C–X (X = heteroatom) bonds under very mild reaction conditions. The final objectives of this project are the development of new ways to access biologically relevant N-containing compounds. The student will receive training in organic synthesis, organometallic chemistry, physical organic chemistry and electrochemistry. Transferable skills such as reporting of results orally and in writing, time management, project planning and management will be developed, with assistance of our dedicated staff at the University of Manchester.
For some background information on the area of the project, read:
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 14017.

Qualification
Applicants should have or expect a good II(i) honours degree (or an equivalent degree) in Chemistry.

Contact for further Information
For more information and informal inquiries please contact Dr Daniele Leonori [email protected] including a CV

Please submit a cover letter and CV with your application. The cover letter must contain a short paragraph covering your research interests and your motivation for the project.

The application deadline for this Studentship is 1 April 2016. However, please note the School reserves the right to review applications as they are submitted, to interview and appoint a candidate that meets the academic requirements prior to the closing date.

Funding Notes

This is a School Studentship with AstraZeneca and is for 3.5 years covering tuition fees and a stipend of £14,057 per annum for 2015/16. Eligibility restricted to UK/EU students.

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