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Applications of Organocatalysis to Supramolecular Chemistry

Applications of Organocatalysis to Supramolecular Chemistry

Objective

The development of new synthetic strategies that allow increasingly rapid access to structural complexity and new molecular architectures remains one of the fundamental challenges for the chemical sciences. Over the last eight years, organocatalysis—particularly that associated with chiral secondary amines—has become an established and powerful synthetic tool for the chemo- and enantioselective functionalisation of carbonyl compounds, and has already had significant impact in the synthesis of natural products, intermediates for pharmaceuticals and other structurally complex biologically active compounds. The aim of this proposal is to develop and investigate for the first time the application of organocatalytic chemistry to complex structure synthesis in supramolecular chemistry. In particular, I intend to investigate the utility of these reactions in facilitating the first organocatalytic ‘active template’ synthesis of rotaxanes.

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

Address

Old College, South Bridge
Eh8 9yl Edinburgh

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 172 434,64

Administrative Contact

Angela Noble (Ms.)

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 237242

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2009

  • End date

    28 February 2011

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

United Kingdom