Organic and polymer synthesis of different compounds for industrial application

Speaker and affiliation: 
Ihab Shokair, Research Assistant at Radiopharmaceuticals research group, NOMATEN CoE, NCBJ
Tue, 2022-06-28 13:00 to 14:30

Vinyl difluoroborane is a molecule still little described because until now difficult to access. The laboratory was able to show that this reagent could be easily generated in-situ and be used as an equivalent of an enol in the Diels-Alder reaction to synthesis cyclohexanols after oxidation of the carbon-boron bond of the cycloadduct. Also, synthesis of complexing copolymers composed of a CO2-philic block (poly(1,1,2,2-tetrahydroperfluorodecylacrylate) (PFDA) or poly(vinylacetate) (PVAc) and metal-complexing units were synthesized by reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) or macromolecule design by interchain xanthate (MADIX) polymerizations. Their solubility in scCO2 has been studied and their ability to extract Pd supported catalysts has been examined.