New Catalytic Reactions for Organic Synthesis

Lead Research Organisation: University of Oxford
Department Name: Oxford Chemistry


This proposal seeks to develop a new and more efficient way to prepare complex organic molecules. Our efforts will focus on the production of new catalysts for organic reactions, especially oxidation reactions. The development of new catalytic reactions is important to chemical industry as well as academia because it enables valuable organic compounds to be prepared quickly and efficiently with minimisation of cost and waste produced.The reactions that we seek to improve currently rely on the use of a large excess of chlorinating agent and, by using our new reagents, we are able to completely remove this requirement. This is clearly a big improvement on exisiting technology (ie a new and 'greener' way of making compounds), and will have significant ramifications for the use of new oxidising reactions, especially on a large scale.


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Description New efficient routes to complex molecules using new oxidation catalysts
Exploitation Route Synthesis of molecules of interest and use especially in pharma.
Sectors Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

Description In the efficient synthesis of complex molecules with bioactivity
First Year Of Impact 2010
Sector Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology
Impact Types Economic