Mechanistic Investigation Of Photocatalytic Deoxygenation Of N-O And S O Bonds

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September 30, 2022
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  • Organisation/Company: CEA (Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives)
  • Research Field: Chemistry Technology › Energy technology
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1) Recognised Researcher (R2) Established Researcher (R3) Leading Researcher (R4)
  • Application Deadline: 30/09/2022 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • Location: France › Saclay
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Offer Starting Date: 06/10/2022
  • The deoxygenation of N–O and S–O bonds is a chemical challenge, and is key to provide interconversion pathways between various oxidation states of N and S containing compounds. These processes are necessary to close the nitrogen and sulphur cycles which are at the moment open due to human activities. Deoxygenation of N–O and S–O bonds currently rely on thermochemical methods and sacrificial reducing agents. The ANR-funded DeNOSOr project aims at developing transition metal based molecular catalysts for the selective and efficient photo- and electro-catalytic deoxygenation of N–O and S–O bonds, through mechanistic investigations.

    In the frame of this collaborative project, the proposed PhD thesis will focus on the investigation of the (photo)-catalytic process, employing complementary spectroscopic techniques, namely electronic and vibrational spectroscopies. Time-resolved photophysical studies will also be performed to get insights on the initial steps of the photocatalysis, as well as on short- lived transient species. Whenever relevant, putative intermediates will be generated by chemical synthesis and characterized by NMR, UV-vis, IR spectroscopy.

    Funding category: Financement public/privé

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    PHD title: Doctorat de chimie

    PHD Country: France

    Offer Requirements Specific Requirements

    We seek a motivated PhD researcher holding a master degree in physical chemistry. Some experience in organometallic synthesis will be appreciated. The candidate should be able to work within an interdisciplinary team and have excellent communication skills.

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  • Organisation/Company: CEA (Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives)
  • Organisation Type: Public Research Institution
  • Website: https:// https: // www. i2bc.paris-saclay.fr/equipe-photobiology- photosynthesis-ph...
  • Country: France
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