6 Doctoral positions within Horizon Europe MSCA-Doctoral Network Nextbase

The research groups within the DN NextBase with various areas of expertise will cooperate towards the strategic goal of replacing noble metals with 3d ‘base metals’ (e.g., V, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu) as catalysts for a range of key chemical transformations:

  • visible light-promoted C-heteroatom and C-C coupling;
  • cross-coupling by C(sp2)-H or C(sp3)-H activation promoted by heterosubstituted cyclopentadienyl Co- and Fe-complexes;
  • deoxygenative coupling of carbonyl compounds and lignin-derived building blocks;
  • iron-catalyzed Kumada-type couplings;
  • application of the methodologies to the synthesis of industrial targets (fine chemicals, APIs or API intermediates).

Within the NextBase research program, applicants can choose among 6 different PhD projects, exploring base metal-catalyzed cross-coupling via different approaches. The state-of-the-art technologies and methodologies relevant to the project are listed below:

  • organometallic chemistry;
  • organic synthesis;
  • photoredox catalysis;
  • high-throughput experimentation;
  • heterogeneous catalysis;
  • ionic liquid-stabilized nanoparticles.
  • Funding category: Financement de l'Union européenne
  • PHD Country: Italie

Click here to read the requirements and application guidelines.

Information and logo source:
University of Milan, Italy
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Application Deadline: 
Saturday, December 14, 2024
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