Mechanically Chiral Rotaxanes in Catalysis, Sensing and Materials

Lead Research Organisation: University of Southampton
Department Name: School of Chemistry


In this project Arnau will study the enantioselectivity of interlocked chiral catalysts in which the mechanical bond provides the sole stereogenic unit to demonstrate the synthetic potential of these systems. To do this he will synthesise a series of chiral rotaxanes and catenanes bearing catalytic functional groups and study their behaviour in well understood catalytic reactions. The long term applications of these systems is in the synthesis of chiral molecules for medical and materials science.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/N509747/1 01/10/2016 30/09/2021
2102896 Studentship EP/N509747/1 27/09/2018 30/09/2021 Arnau Rubio