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Expanding Methodologies for the Incorporation of Fluorine and Fluorinated Fragments into Small Organic Molecules

PhD defence, Thursday 26 November 2020. Martin Bundgaard Johansen.

2020.11.26 | Sunitha Satkunam

Martin Bundgaard Johansen

During his PhD studies, Martin Bundgaard Johansen researched strategies for fluorine incorporation into small organic molecules. Nature provides only a handful of natural compounds containing fluorine but fluorinated motifs are highly attractive in e.g. the agrochemical and pharmaceutical industries. As such, the installation of fluorine into bioactive compounds relies on synthetic methods. Martin Bundgaard Johansen has studied different approaches to perform fluorination reactions using flow chemistry technology and two-chamber reactors. The research findings contribute to improvements of current methods and the development of new strategies for the incorporation of fluorine and fluorinated fragments into organic molecules.

The PhD study was completed at Department of Engineering and iNANO, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Aarhus University.

This summary was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Thursday 26. November 2020 at 14:00
Place: The PhD defence will be held online. To receive a link to the event, please send an e-mail to Martin Bundgaard Johansen, bundgaard@inano.au.dk 
Title of PhD thesis: Development of Fluorination Methods
Contact information: Martin Bundgaard Johansen, e-mail: bundgaard@inano.au.dk, tel.: +45 26281836
Members of the assessment committee:
Professor Axel Jacobi von Wangelin, Department of Chemistry, University of Hamburg, Germany
Professor Mogens Brøndsted Nielsen, Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Professor Sven Gjedde Sommer (chair), Department of Engineering, Aarhus University, Denmark
Main supervisor:
Professor Troels Skrydstrup, Department of Chemistry and iNANO, Aarhus University, Denmark
Co-supervisor:
Dr.Anders T. Lindhardt, Danish Technological Institute, Life Science Division, Denmark.
Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English

The defence is public.

Due to the coronavirus situation, the PhD thesis will not be available for reading at the offices of the PhD administration. Instead, interested parties may send an e-mail to gradschool.tech@au.dk to receive a digital copy of the PhD thesis. Please note, it may in certain cases be necessary to make an individual arrangement to read the PhD thesis.

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