Visible-light Photoredox Catalysis Transformations

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Project Description

The use of sun-light in organic transformations allows the development of sustainable transformations. Several new visible-light exited photocatalysts and polymers have been prepared. These new catalytic materials will be tested in photochemical processes including new bond formations.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/Biochemistry/Molecular Biology

About the
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 organic chemistry and catalysis. An emphasis will be put on the synthesis and application of new photocatalysts. 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 a final written report.