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OLEFIN METATHESIS AS A PRACTICAL SYNTHETIC TOOL

Objective

Catalysis is a well-established area that is well known for shortening molecular assembly protocols. The beneficial overall environmental impact emerging from catalytic uses is also well understood. Making use of catalysis, we plan to develop a program focusing on a very important reaction in organic and homogeneous catalysis that has not yet reached its potential; Olefin Metathesis. The 2005 Nobel Prize was awarded to three pioneers in this area for their seminal contributions but the area’s potential has not yet been achieved. The program involves the de novo design, testing, application and commercialization of novel olefin metathesis catalysts. The proposal makes use of unique European expertise in metathesis. The assembled team is composed of leaders in olefin metathesis from various areas: catalyst design, application specialists in polymer and small molecule synthesis, heterogeneization of homogeneous catalyst, computational experts and industrial catalyst production and sales to end users in the pharmaceutical and bulk chemical industries. This is a true conception to commercialization effort. Economic and social impacts are foreseen as major.

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2007-SMALL-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS
Address
North Street 66 College Gate
KY16 9AJ St Andrews
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 019 706
Administrative Contact
Trish Starrs (Ms.)

Participants (9)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SALERNO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 356 105
Address
Via Giovanni Paolo Ii 132
84084 Fisciano Sa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Luigi Cavallo (Prof.)
ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE DE CHIMIE de RENNES
France
EU contribution
€ 200 976
Address
Avenue Du General Leclerc - Cs 50837 263
35708 Rennes
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yolaine Bompays (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 495 466
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christian Slugovc (Prof.)
UMICORE AG & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 490 560
Address
Rodenbacher Chausee 4
63457 Hanau Wolfgang
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roland Winde (Dr.)
GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 143 719
Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andreas Kirschning (Prof.)
JANSSEN PHARMACEUTICA NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 159 688
Address
Turnhoutseweg 30
2340 Beerse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
András Horváth (Dr.)
UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Participation ended

Belgium
EU contribution
€ 86 719
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Saskia Vanden Broeck (Ms.)
UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 403 398
Address
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28
00 927 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Karol Grela (Dr.)
IFP Energies nouvelles
France
EU contribution
€ 242 289
Address
Avenue De Bois Preau 1 & 4
92500 Rueil Malmaison
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gaele Valet (Ms.)