The CHOCO group has investigated many transition metal-based mechanisms, and something that appears on a regular basis are metallacycles. Now we have explained the selectivity and activity of cobalt-catalyzed hydrogenation via a key metallacycle species. Read our open access paper in Chemical Science at: http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2018/SC/C8SC01315B#!divAbstract
RCN on interdiciplinary research
The research council of Norway has published a report on interdiciplinary research in Norway. CHOCO leader Kathrin was interviewed, as well as our collaborators on the interdiciplinary iCCU project: Øyvind Stokke at the Institute for Philosophy and Hans Christian Eilertsen at the College of Fishery Sciences.
You can find the report here.
The part about the university of Tromsø is in the first link, page 39
CHOCO is partner in an exciting interdiscplinary FME application on CO2 conversion, sent to the Research council of Norway in March 2018. In May we will get to know if we proceed to the second round.
7 applications have been received by the RCN – read them here
1st NordCO2 meeting
On May 15 to 16th 2018, we organize the 1st meeting of the Nordic Consortium for CO2 Conversion (NordCO2) at UiT. PIs and students from all NordCO2 nodes will join. All participants will give 10-20 minute presentations of their work on chemical CO2 conversion.
You are welcome to meet the NordCO2 members and listen to the presentations at:
LINKEN, SIVA Research Park, Tromsø,
May 15 from 10:30 to 17:30
May 16 from 8:30 to 12:00
More information and Program
CHOCO is part of ARC
The CHOCO group is now officially part of the Arctic Centre for Sustainable Energy (ARC), with PI Kathrin as part of the leadership team. ARC has two main topics, handling of climate gasses (CO2) and renewable energy.
The CO2 days are here. Join us at Vitensenteret in Tromsø from 11:00 to 16:00 on April 14th.
UiT has written a news item on the CO2-days:
CO2 forsker Kathrin Helen Hopmann er klar for CO2 dagene. Foto: Ellen Kathrine Bludd
Faces of CO2
The CHOCO-organized exhibition ‘Faces of CO2‘ shows great pictures from CO2 related research at UiT. See the exhibition at Vitensenteret in Tromsø on April 14th or online (in small format) here: http://site.uit.no/choco/faces-of-co2/
Unusual TS for C-C binding
The CHOCO group is incredibly proud of our new article with CHOCO PhD student Ljiljana Pavlovic as first author. Here we show that C-C bond formation with CO2 may occur in a different manner than what most people expect:
Did you think?
Today the exhibition Did you think? (Trodde du?) was opened in the town hall.
CHOCO organized this exhibition, with funding from NT-fak at UiT and the UiT anniversay commitee.