Tailor-made polymers for electrosynthesis
The project includes synthesizing and characterizing novel polymeric electrocatalysts for energy-uphill, reductive electrocatalytic reactions. You will learn about the design and the synthesis of electron- and cation-transporting conjugated polymers with hydrophilic side chains [1, 2]. The goal of the project is to explore the role of the chemical composition of the polymer on the activity and selectivity of electrochemical reductive reactions.
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 J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143 (36), 14795–14805 [link]
What you will learn from us:
Polymerization techniques (CH-activation, cross-coupling reactions)
State-of-the-art characterization techniques
After the completion of your master's thesis project, you will be able to synthesize organic semiconducting polymers.
Skills to bring:
Being a team player
Open for learning
Training your colleagues
This is a synthetic project - the majority of your time will be spent working within the group chemistry lab.