Novel Pincer complexes for catalysis


Project Description

The student will work on the design and synthesis of 2-amino-pyridine based pincer ligands (3-10 steps) and the preparation of their corresponding transition metal complexes. Students will trained on standard organic synthesis knowledge and Schlenk skills.  For more information see:​
Program - Chemistry
Division - Physical Sciences and Engineering
Center Affiliation - KAUST Catalysis Center
Field of Study - ​Catalysis and Organometallics​

About the

Kuo-Wei Huang

Professor, Chemistry<br/>Associate Vice President for Research

Kuo-Wei Huang
​The research interests of Professor Huang's group center on catalysis, including renewable energy (water splitting), carbon dioxide utilization, carbonylation and decarbonylation, fluorination, kinetic and DFT studies of transition metal and organocatalysis.

Desired Project Deliverables

​Preparation and characterization of new complexes. Development of catalytic applications​