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Expanding Methodologies for C–C Bond Formation in Transition Metal Promoted Reactions

PhD defense, Monday 16 November 2020, Anne Katrine Ravn

2020.11.16 | Mie Meulengracht Christensen

Anne Katrine Ravn

During her PhD studies, Anne Katrine Ravn researched applications of carbon dioxide as a C1 building block. The reduction of carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide provides an attractive avenue for incorporation of the gaseous molecule into organic compounds. Anne Katrine Ravn developed an inexpensive technology for scalable electrolysis of carbon dioxide which, in conjunction with palladium catalysis, was applied to prepare pharmaceuticals. Furthermore, Anne Katrine Ravn studied nickel mediated carbonylative transformations for synthesis of b-amino acids. The study highlights carbonylations as a platform for carbon isotope labeling. Finally, Anne Katrine Ravn investigated the hydrofunctionalization of olefins by copper and nickel dual catalysis. These findings provided access to linear aliphatic bond formation.

The new research findings have expanded the current methodologies in transition metal promoted reactions.

The PhD study was completed at Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Aarhus University.

This summary was prepared by the PhD student.

Monday, 16 November at 14.15
Place: The PhD defense will be held online. To receive a link to the event, please send an e-mail to Anne Katrine Ravn, e-mail: akr@inano.au.dk 
Title of PhD thesis: Versatile Electrophiles in Transition Metal Promoted Reactions: From Utilization of Carbon Dioxide to Functionalization of Olefins
Contact information: Anne Katrine Ravn, e-mail: akr@inano.au.dk, tel.: +45 22916019
Members of the assessment committee:
Professor Bill Morandi, Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Professor Mogens Brøndsted Nielsen, Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Associate Professor Alexander N. Zelikin (chairman), iNANO and Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University, Denmark
Main supervisor:
Professor Troels Skrydstrup, iNANO and Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University, Denmark
Professor Kim Daasbjerg, iNANO and Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University, Denmark
Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English

The defence is public.

Due to the coronavirus situation, the PhD thesis will not be available for reading at the offices of the PhD administration. Instead, interested parties may send an e-mail to gradschool.nat@au.dk to receive a digital copy of the PhD thesis. Please note, it may in certain cases be necessary to make an individual arrangement to read the PhD thesis.

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