New Research Article: Rh‐catalyzed hydrocarboxylation
Congratulations to Ljiljana Pavlovic, Martin Pettersen, Ashot Gevorgyan, Janakiram Vaitla, Annette Bayer and Kathrin H. Hopmann on their recently accepted article in European Journal of Organic Chemistry!
The work investigates the factors controlling the enantioselectivity of the asymmetric Rh‐catalyzed hydrocarboxylation of α,β‐unsaturated carbonyl compounds with computational and experimental methods.
Congratulations to Dr. Ismael !
Aya Ismael from the CHOCO research group at UiT defended her doctoral thesis titled “Method development towards synthesis of carbapenemase inhibitors” on the 26th of September 2020.
- Professor Nina Kann, Chalmers Tekniska Högskola, Sweden (first opponent)
- Professor Bård Helge Hoff, Department of Chemistry, NTNU (second opponent)
- Dr. Vijayaragavan Elumalai, Department of Chemistry, UiT (internal member and leader of the commitee)
Professor Nina Kann participated remotely to the event, and Dr. Yvonne Piotrowski, Department of Chemistry, UiT, acted as reserve member in case she lost her connection.
The trial lecture and public defence were both live-streamed via Mediasite, and the recording was publicly available for one week.
You can read Aya’s thesis here.
Open PhD position in computational chemistry in the MSCA-ITN project CO2PERATE!
More information about the project to be found here http://co2perate.eu.
How to apply:
Deadline is 15th of November 2020
Ashot’s work on C-H carboxylations is featured by Douglass F. Taber at Organic Chemistry Portal
So nice to see that our work gets recognized. Congratulations to Ashot for the nice work.
You can find the highlight here and the original paper here.
WIRES -Advisory Board
CHOCO PI Kathrin has joined the International Advisory Board of the Wiley Journal WIRES – Computational Molecular Science.
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.
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.
PhD defense: Marc Ferry Obst
The CHOCO group is very happy to announce that our PHD student Marc Obst will defend his PhD thesis on Friday 04.09.The title of his thesis is «Homogeneous Metal-Mediated Carboxylation with Carbon Dioxide». The defense will be streamed. For more details see: https://intranett.uit.no/vis-tavla?p_document_id=693070
A Polymer Magician
PI Kathrin has written a highlight about Prof. Charlotte K. Williams, who is developing catalysts for incorporation of CO2 into polymers. A truly inspiring chemist!
PhD defense: Ljiljana Pavlovic
The CHOCO group is proud to announce that our PhD student Ljiljana Pavlovic will defend her PhD thesis on Friday 21.8. She has worked with computational modelling of carboxylation and hydrogenation reactions. The defense will be streamed. For more details see: https://uit.no/tavla/artikkel?p_document_id=690116