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.

Open PhD position

Would you like to take a PhD in CO2 conversion?

Join the CHOCO group at UiT, Norway, to make catalysts for converting CO2 to useful molecules. Application deadline April 2!

Apply here.

On the left: Our goal is to use CO2 as a carbon source instead of oil. On the right a chemical experiment with a CO2 ballon.

Open postdoc position

Open postdoc position in computational chemistry/CO2 conversion at the University of Tromsø, Norway: Apply now on jobbnorge. Deadline February 18th!