Transforming CO2 into pharmaceuticals

PhD defence, Friday, 20 January 2017. Dennis Ulsøe Nielsen

2017.01.20 | Rikke J. Ljungmann

Dennis Ulsøe Nielsen

During his PhD studies, Dennis Ulsøe Nielsen has researched the use of carbon monoxide (CO) for transition-metal catalysis. Carbon monoxide is a very useful gas in organic synthesis, however, it is very toxic. Therefore, research into the safe handling of this gas is highly desirable. By liberating the gas ex situ in a sealed two-chamber system from a solid precursor eliminates the inherent health concerns. This technique can be combined by the direct reduction of CO2 to CO, which can be incorporated into a range of relevant pharmaceuticals.

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, 20 January 2017 at 13.15
Place: Building 1593, room 012, the Lecture Theatre, iNANO House, Gustav Wieds Vej 14, Aarhus University, 8000 Aarhus C.
Title of dissertation: New Developments in Transition Metal-Catalyzed Reactions

Contact information: Dennis Ulsøe Nielsen,, tel.: +45 8715 6761
Members of the assessment committee:
Professor Bruce Arndtsen, McGill University Chemistry Department, Montreal, Canada
Professor Mogens Brøndsted Nielsen, Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen
Associate Professor Alexander N. Zelikin (chair), iNANO and Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University
Main supervisor:
Professor Troels Skrydstrup, iNANO and Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University
Language: The PhD dissertation 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, rooms 128-134, 8000 Aarhus C.

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