CatchBio Research Results: thesis Sébastien Perdriau and Tobias Müller
New Catalytic Reactions for the Conversion of Alkenes – Thesis Sébastien Perdriau
On the 5th of February, CatchBio researcher Sébastien Perdriau defended his thesis entitled: ‘New catalytic reactions for the conversion of alkenes, from cashew nut shell liquid to unsaturated nitriles’ at the University of Groningen. He was supervised by Prof. Hans de Vries, Prof. Erik Heeres, and Dr. Edwin Otten. The research of Sébastien Perdriau dealt with the development of new catalytic conversion of cashew nut shell liquid towards value added fine chemicals, including the production of hydroxystyrene type molecules. In addition, his research led to the identification of new catalytic reaction mechanisms for conversion of alkenes.
Boron Catalysis in Organic Chemistry – Thesis Tobias Müller
On June 17, CatchBio researcher Tobias Müller defended his thesis entitled: ‘Boron catalysis in Organic Chemistry’ at the Delft University of Technology. He was supervised by Prof. Isabel Arends and Prof. Ulf Hanefeld.
Müller’s thesis focused on direct transformation of alcohols and its derivatives into functionalized organic compounds. This is considered to be an important synthetic route for the future production of medicines, flavor and fragrance compounds, and polymers.
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