From gases to pharmaceuticals

PhD defence, Friday, 16 November 2018. Simon Laursen.

2018.11.16 | Olivia Elsebeth Belling-Nami

Simon Laursen.

Gases represent tiny building blocks, which can be incorporated into organic molecules in the formation of e.g. pharmaceuticals and plastics. Homogeneous transition metal catalysis has opened up the doors for novel types of organic transformation, which allow selective reactions with gases under mild reaction conditions.

This PhD thesis has investigated the use of catalysts based in either palladium, nickel, copper, or gold for the activation and utilization of the gases carbon monoxide, methanothiol, and carbon dioxide for the formation of attractive organic functionalities.

The PhD degree was completed at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Science and Technology, Aarhus University.

This résumé was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Friday, 16 November 2018 at 13.15
Place: Building1593, room 012, the Lecture Theatre, INANO House, Gustav Wieds Vej 14, Aarhus University, 8000 Aarhus C
Title of PhD thesis: Transition metal catalysis in the incorporation of gaseous building blocks
Contact information: Simon Laursen,, +45 2728 3915
Members of the assessment committee:
Professor Thibault Cantat, NIMBE, CEA, CNRS, Université Paris-Saclay, CEA, Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette cedex, France
Associate Professor Christian Marcus Pedersen, Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen
Associate Professor Frans Mulder (chair), iNANO and Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University
Main supervisor:
Professor Troels Skrydstrup, iNANO and Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University
Language: The PhD thesis will be defended in English

The defence is public.

The dissertation is available for reading at the Graduate School of Science and Technology/GSST, Ny Munkegade 120, building 1520 and 1521, 8000 Aarhus C.

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Revised 12.11.2018