23/04/2021
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Cooperative Catalysis for C-P Bond Formation, H/F

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    CNRS
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Chemistry
    Physics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    13/05/2021 23:59 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    France › TOULOUSE
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    35
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    04/10/2021

OFFER DESCRIPTION

The LHFA is a joint CNRS-UPS research unit located in the UPS chemistry building, 118 route de Narbonne, Toulouse. The laboratory is made up of 5 research teams and includes around sixty people. Its core activity is the synthesis and study of original molecules, highly reactive species.

Context. Over the last decade, cooperative effects in transition metal catalysis have attracted increasing attention from the scientific community. Thanks to the synergy between two different catalytic sites, extraordinary improvements in efficiency and selectivity can be achieved. In this context, metal/ligand cooperation (MLC), in which one of the ligands participates actively to the activation of the substrates, can be highlighted.1 Pincer complexes of transition metals play an important role in this area.2 We have contributed to this field by developing an original non-innocent ligand based on an indene skeleton bearing two coordinating side-arms. Remarkable results have been obtained in catalytic cyclisation processes involving C-O/C-N & C-C bonds formation with d8 complexes based on the group 10 metals.
Objectives. Building on these successes, the aim for this PhD. project is the diversification of MLC catalysis with group 10 pincer complexes, by developing a new family of non-innocent pincer ligands. The first objective will be to prepare and characterize Ni, Pd and Pt complexes bearing the original pincer ligands, and to evidence their non-innocent behavior. We will then take advantage of this non-innocence in MLC catalysis and more particularly in the preparation of P-containing cycles via the creation of C-P bonds.
This is a multidisciplinary project involving: (i) ligand design of new non-innocent cooperative ligands, (ii) preparation, characterization (multi-dimensional NMR, X-ray diffraction, IR…) and reactivity studies of organometallic compounds and (iii) exploration of catalytic activity.
The candidate should have a good knowledge of molecular chemistry and a particular taste for organometallic / coordination chemistry. Motivation for research, curiosity and team spirit will be additional assets

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Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Chemistry
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Physics
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Chemistry: Master Degree or equivalent
    Physics: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    FRENCH: Basic
Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Laboratoire Hétérochimie Fondamentale et Appliquée
France
TOULOUSE

EURAXESS offer ID: 632117
Posting organisation offer ID: 21080

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