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Congratulations to Dr. Marc Obst!

Congratulations to Dr. Marc Obst!

Congratulations to Dr. Marc Obst, the most recent PhD in the CHOCO group at UiT! He defended his thesis well and had good discussions with his opponents, Professor Stuart A. Macgregor and Dr. Amalia Poblador-Bahamonde, during a partly digital defense 4th of September.

 

 

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Congratulations to Dr. Ljiljana Pavlovic

Congratulations to Ljiljana Pavlovic who successfully defended her PhD thesis on 21.08.20! She has now started as a Postdoc in the project CATCHME funded by the Research Council of Norway (Project leader K. Hopmann). The focus of CATCHME is on identifying molecules that can bind CO2 and promote C-CO2 bond formation, with the ultimate goal to develop asymmetric carboxylation reactions. DFT and experimental methods will be used in order to investigate the behaviour of CO2 during C-CO2 bond formations in the presence of trapping molecules.

 

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New accepted manuscript!

New accepted manuscript!

Congratulations to CHOCO members Anders & Kathrin and their collaborators, Luca Frediani & Luigi Genovese & their groups, to this just accepted JCTC article on polarizabilities and multiwavelets. Less CO2-oriented than our usual work, but we have hidden a CO2 molecule inside – can you find it?
(Btw – also this article is open access thanks to the agreement between UiT and ACS!)

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NordCO2 will continue until 2023!!

The progress report for 2019 and the midterm evaluation of the NordCO2 consortium has been approved by NordForsk, and it will be funded un til 2023. Congratulations to all NordCO2 members!
We are looking forward to do (and publish) more amazing CO2 science, and would like to thank NordForsk for allowing us to do so 🙂

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New article on Ni-catalyzed carboxylation reactions

Congratulations to CHOCO members Marc F. Obst and Kathrin H. Hopmann on their recently published article!

Abstract
Although the catalytic carboxylation of unactivated alkyl electrophiles has reached remarkable levels of sophistica-tion, the intermediacy of (phenanthroline)Ni(I)-alkyl species – complexes proposed in numerous Ni-catalyzed reductive cross-coupling reactions – has been subject to speculation. Herein, we report the synthesis of such elusive (phenanthro-line)Ni(I) species and their reactivity with CO2, allowing us to address a long-standing question related to metal-catalyzed carboxylation reactions.

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For more articles by the CHOCO group, visit our Publications page.

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