N-Heterocyclic carbene catalysed reaction in ionic liquids

Lead Research Organisation: Imperial College London
Department Name: Dept of Chemistry


It has recently been shown that N-heterocyclic carbenes form spontaneously in imidazolium ionic liquids with basic anions. These carbenes can act as catalysts for a number of chemical processes. In this project we exploit this behaviour to develop green/sustainable reactions to prepare a range of materials from polymers to pharmaceutical precursors.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/R512540/1 30/09/2017 29/09/2022
2033275 Studentship EP/R512540/1 06/11/2017 30/08/2019 Ivan Palazzo