Hydrogen Abstraction in Chemical, Biochemical and Polymerization Processes

  • Coote, Michelle (PI)

    Project: Research

    Project Details

    Description

    Hydrogen-abstraction reactions are of vital importance in the chemical, biochemical and polymerization processes that occur in everyday life. The objective of the proposed research is to improve our understanding of such reactions. State-of-the-art quantum chemistry calculations will be used to examine a broad range of hydrogen-abstraction reactions, and to obtain accurate information about the factors that influence such reactions. Building on this work, more detailed case studies will be performed in two important areas: the hydrogen-abstraction steps in biochemical reactions mediated by coenzyme B12, and chain-transfer processes in conventional and controlled free-radical polymerization.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date20/06/0219/06/05

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$187,118.00

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