Organocatalyitc Synthesis of Useful Chiral Molecules
Project Description

This project will mainly focus on the development of new organic reactions or new organic catalysts for organic reaction in the domain of asymmetric organocatalysis. In this project, various chiral catalysts and reaction parameters (such as solvents, temperature, and additives) will be evaluated systematically to achieve high selectivity and efficiency for new useful synthesis of chiral molecules.

Supervisor
SUN Jianwei
Quota
1
Course type
UROP1000
UROP2100
Applicant's Roles

The applicant is expected to work together with a senior researcher in this project. At the early stage, the role of the applicant will be to assist the senior researcher and at the same time to get training on fundamental synthetic techniques, such as column purification and substrate synthesis. Gradually, the applicant is expected to spend time evaluating reaction parameters and analyzing reaction results.

Applicant's Learning Objectives

1. To learn to purify organic molecules
2. To learn to set up and work up simple organic reactions
3. To learn to optimize reaction conditions
4. To learn to analyze reaction results

Complexity of the project
Easy