Open PhD Position

Open PhD position in Computational Chemistry at University of Bergen in Norway. Project: Quantum chemical investigations of electrocatalytic reduction of CO2 over nanostructured catalysts based on metal/metal oxide.
The PhD candidate will become a member of the NordCO2 network. Apply here

1st NordCO2 meeting

On May 15 to 16th 2018, we organize the 1st meeting of the Nordic Consortium for CO2 Conversion 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

Link to Program

List of participants of the 1st meeting of the Nordic Consortium for CO2 Conversion at UiT:

Belén Martín-Matute Stockholm University, Sweden
Egill Skulason University of Iceland, Iceland
Mårten Ahlquist KTH, Sweden
Sascha Ott Uppsala University, Sweden
Annette Bayer University of Tromsø, Norway
Timo Repo Helsinki University, Finalnd
Ainara Nova University of Oslo, Norway
Odile Eisenstein ICGM, France and UiO, Norway
Omar Sigurbjörnsson Carbon Recycling International, Iceland
Kathrin H. Hopmann University of Tromsø, Norway
Yngve Guttormsen University of Tromsø, Norway
Kim Daasbjerg Aarhus University, Denmark
Troels Skrydstrup Aarhus University, Denmark
Birgitte Lodberg Pedersen Aarhus University, Denmark
Matteo Miola Aarhus University, Denmark
Lluis Artus University of Oslo, Norway
Sergio Carrasco Stockholm University, Sweden
Xiaoyu Chen KTH, Sweden
Pooria Farahani KTH, Sweden
Emi Lagerspets Helsinki University, Finland
Jere Mannisto Helsinki University, Finland
Aleksi Sahari Helsinki University, Finland
Ebrahim Tayyebi University of Iceland, Iceland
Narges Atrak University of Iceland, Iceland
Janakiram Vaitla University of Tromsø, Norway
Ashot Gevorgyan University of Tromsø, Norway
Aya Ismael University of Tromsø, Norway
Marc Obst University of Tromsø, Norway
Ljiljana Pavlovic University of Tromsø, Norway
Anders Brakestad University of Tromsø, Norway
Louise Poutot University of Franche-Comté, France

Faces of CO2

CO2 is not a big molecule – but there is so much you can do with it!
– You can convert CO2 to medicine in the lab.
– You can feed CO2 to algae, so they become fish-feed.
– You can detect CO2 in human breath and diagnose diseases.
– You can investigate how organisms in the ocean are affected by raising CO2 levels.
– You can study CO2 emissions in Norway and how they affect our climate goals.


Our 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 here: http://site.uit.no/choco/faces-of-co2/

Carbamates from CO2

NordCO2 member Prof. Timo Repo and his co-workers have reported a facile synthesis of cyclic carbamates from amino alcohols and CO2: http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlepdf/2018/cc/c8cc00636a

The article is Open access and free to read for everyone.

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Tosyl-assisted cyclization of carbon dioxide and amino alcohols in the presence of an external base. The carbamate species must be formed first and stabilized to avoid the competing N-tosylation reaction, which prevents the formation of the desired product.

 

New Minireview Published

The CHOCO group at UiT has just published a Minireview on Computational Studies of C-C bond formation with CO2:
The analysis reveals interesting patterns regarding the transition state conformations, which differ depending on the metal and substrate type. The article is Open access and free to read for everyone.