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Synergistic Gold Carbene Catalysis

Objective

We will develop new dual catalytic reactions based on the complementary reactivity of gold (I) and other transition metals. We will perform well developed gold-catalysed isomerisation reactions and intercept carbenoid intermediates through a transmetallation event with a more redox active metal such as palladium (0). Following this the resulting palladium carbenoid will perform a variety of cross-coupling reactions including: dimerisations, C-X insertions and C-H insertions. This approach has not been reported previously and would provide new reactions and disconnections for the synthetic chemist. This project will be delivered by Dr Tapas Ghosh, a highly experienced and accomplished researcher currently working at Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/metals
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-IF-2014
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-IF-EF-ST - Standard EF

Coordinator

THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
Address
University Road Lanyon Building
BT7 1NN Belfast
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 195 454,80