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
Open PhD position
The CHOCO group has an open PhD position in computational chemistry as part of our European CO2PERATE network (www.co2perate.eu).
Apply here: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/190536/phd-fellow-in-computational-chemistry-new-reactions-for-chemical-fixation-of-co2
Deadline 3rd of August.
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!)
Ni-catalyzed carboxylation reactions
Congratulations to CHOCO members Marc F. Obst and Kathrin H. Hopmann on their recently published article!
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.
For more articles by the CHOCO group, visit our Publications page.
This issue of Organometallics is on CO2 conversion!
The latest issue of the journal Organometallics, published just yesterday, is a special issue on CO2 conversion, with our own Assoc. Prof. Kathrin H. Hopmann as editor. Be sure to read the editorial she has written with Prof. N. Iwasawa from the Tokyo Institute of Technology and Prof. N. Hazari from Yale University !
She also designed the cover in collaboration with Dr. J. Darmon from Princeton University.
The article from Marc Obst, Ashot Gevorgyan, Annette Bayer, and Kathrin Hopmann on Copper-Catalyzed Carboxylations is also included in this issue. Congratulations!
We are staying home but still going strong 🙂
The CHOCO group meetings have started again last week, and this morning we add 13 people on Zoom witnessing Ljiljana’s presentation.
Congratulations to Aya on a nice paper from her PhD work!
Here you can find a new approach on how to improve difficult carbonylative couplings:
Ismael A, Skrystrup T, Bayer A. Org. Bioorg. Chem., 2020, published. Carbonylative Suzuki-Miyaura couplings of sterically hindered aryl halides: Synthesis of 2-aroylbenzoate derivatives.