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Reference : UMR5069-TSUKAT-004
Workplace : TOULOUSE
Date of publication : Thursday, September 26, 2019
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 12 months
Expected date of employment : 6 January 2020
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : 2617 €/month (Gross salary)
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : Indifferent
Silicones are thermally stable siloxane (Si-O) based polymers and are one of the most important industrial polymers with numerous applications in various fields. Taking into account the actual large silicon production, the successful development of a new technology, allowing to achieve the production of silicones without any toxic side-products, will provide a huge economic and ecologic gain (Increased yield, avoidance of costly and time-consuming purification process). We will address this important issue by developing new efficient catalytic systems for ring-opening polymerization (ROP) of cyclic siloxanes (NHC type organic catalysts), collaborating with one of the most important companies for the silicone production.
1-The design and the synthesis of suitable efficient organic catalysts for ring-opening polymerization (ROP) of cyclic siloxanes.
2-The test of ROP using obtained catalysts and optimization of reaction conditions.
The candidate must have a solid background in molecular chemistry (organic and organometallic chemistry). Some experience in manipulation of high sensitive species would be appreciated.
This research is conducted in frame of a collaborative research program between two academic Institutions [LHFA-Toulouse (T. KATO) and INSA-Lyon (E. Fleury)] and an industrial partner [Elkem (D. Blanc)], founded by the ANR for a period of 3.5 years (2019-2022).
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