Electro-catalyzed C-C and C-X bond cross-couplings

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Project Description

The development of sustainable and scalable catalytic methodologies to access structurally diverse organic compounds is a long-term aim for organic chemists. In this regard, organic electrocatalysis has been developed as an attractive catalytic platform making use of renewable electricity instead of stoichiometric oxidants or reductants. We are focusing on the construction of new C-C and C-X bonds and their mechanistic studies under electrochemical conditions with or without the aid of metal catalyst. Project-duration will be 3-6 month, details of arrival/departure dates to be discussed.
Program - Chemical Science
Division - Physical Sciences and Engineering
Center Affiliation - KAUST Catalysis Center
Field of Study - Chemistry, Electrocatalysis

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Researcher

Magnus Rueping

Professor, Chemical Science<br/>Associate Director, KAUST Catalysis Center

Magnus Rueping
Professor Rueping's research interests include organocatalysis, metal catalysis and biocatalysis; new reaction methodology and technology; smart materials, photochemistry and flow chemistry. 

Desired Project Deliverables

​Students shall extend their general knowledge and skills in chemistry, and electrocatalysis. An emphasis will be put on electrocatalysis steps and techniques. Students will be taught to work independently on projects, yet strengthening their critical sense to develop new ideas. In the course of the internship students shall demonstrate this understanding during oral presentations and one final written report.