EPSRC PhD in Chemistry: the synthesis of new small molecules containing Lewis acidic and basic sites for metal-free catalysis
|Application deadline||6 December 2018|
|Start date||1 January 2019|
|Level of study||Postgraduate research|
|Award type||PhD studentship|
|Number of studentships||One|
This PhD will explore the synthesis of new small molecules containing Lewis acidic and basic sites for metal-free catalysis.
This research project will illustrate new design strategies to synthesise ambiphilic molecules that contain both electrophilic (Lewis acidic) and nucleophilic (Lewis basic) sites that may be employed as catalysts in catalytic hydrogenation, dehydrocoupling, cyclisation, hydrosilylation, hydroboration and carbon dioxide utilisation reactions.
These new routes will offer a modular design to develop main group catalysts that should surpass the activity of those previously reported.
Reader in Inorganic Chemistry and EPSRC Early Career Fellow
|Tuition fee support||Full UK/EU tuition fees|
|Maintenance stipend||Doctoral stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum|
|Residency||UK Research Council eligibility conditions apply|
Candidates should hold a 2.1 or higher Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Chemistry.
The successful candidate will also preferably have experience in organic synthesis.
Candidates should apply to the PhD in Chemistry with an January 2019 start date by the deadline.
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Your application must contain the following documents:
- Cover letter
- two referees
We reserve the right to close applications early should sufficient applications be received.