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Reference : UMR5256-ALESOR-001
Workplace : VILLEURBANNE
Date of publication : Tuesday, August 06, 2019
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 9 months
Expected date of employment : 1 October 2019
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : --2643,22 €
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : Indifferent
Development of new clean methods for the preparation of fine chemicals is a challenge in the modern chemistry. This is a topic where catalysis can find the applications and meet the challenges due to fundamental researches. One of the major challenges in catalysis is the development of chemical systems to perform demanding reactions, for instance, the oxidation of the strong C-H bonds in mild conditions thus mimicking Nature. The objective of this project is the elaboration of efficient and robust catalysts for the reactions considered as challenges in chemistry operating in mild and clean conditions.
In the framework of this project, we continue the investigation of the efficient catalysts based on mono- and binuclear phthalocyanine and porphyrazine complexes.
- A new generation of these tetrapyrrolic complexes will be prepared.
- Optimization of catalytic systems will be achieved based on novel fundamental knowledge obtained using spectroscopic and theoretical studies.
- Then, these complexes will be evaluated in the oxidation reactions and carbene transfer reactions to olefins and amines.
- Appropriate variation of metals, ligands and bridging group should allow for modification of the physico-chemical and, in particular, catalytic properties of these complexes to establish structure - catalytic activity correlation.
- The candidate should possess a solid background in organic and organometallic chemistry and in homogeneous catalysis.
- Manipulation in inert atmosphere.
- Analysis of the reaction products will be performed by NMR and GC-MS. Strong background in NMR (1H, 13C, 19F; 2D) and in chromatographies is necessary.
- Good knowledge of phthalocyanine and porphyrin chemistry will be highly appreciated.
- Autonomy and adaptation capacities.
The Institute of Research in Catalysis and Environment of Lyon (IRCELYON, UMR 5256) brings together all competences in catalysis over the Lyon area and forms one of the largest catalysis laboratory in France. It includes a permanent research staff of 95 members from CNRS and University and as many PhD students, post-docs, and invited scientists from all over the world.
IRCELYON includes 5 research groups supported by a platform of state-of-the-art equipments and helped by an efficient technical and administrative logistics. The research activities, at the very heart of sustainable development, are essentially devoted to energy, environment and green chemistry. This project will be realized under guidance of Dr. Alexander Sorokin (CNRS Research Director) within "Sustainable Chemistry: from fundamental to applications" (CDFA) group.
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