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New Frontiers in Propellane Chemistry

Project description

Bridging the gap between the theoretical understanding of propellanes and their real-life applications

Propellanes are polycyclic hydrocarbons in which three rings of carbon atoms skeleton share a common carbon-carbon covalent bond. They are the precursors to bicyclo[1.1.1]pentanes which are valuable cage molecules in pharmaceutical and materials research. The smaller-ring propellanes display reactivity towards anions, radicals and cations, based on their ability to delocalise electron density away from the electron-rich central C–C bond onto the peripheral carbon atom p orbitals both in the ground state and during reactions. The EU-funded NewPropChem project aims to test this model, characterise the change in structure and electronics during ring-opening processes and explore propellane reactivity applying novel catalytic concepts to activate the central C–C bond.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-IF-2020
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Coordinator

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 224 933,76