Green Chemistry @ MUN

April 11, 2014, 2:35 pm
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Jenna’s March Catalysis Science & Technology blog post is now online. Epoxides can couple with carbon dioxide in the presence of aluminium(III) catalysts to give cyclic carbonates, which have a variety of uses in industry.

A single centre aluminium(III) catalyst and TBAB as an ionic organocatalyst for the homogeneous catalytic synthesis of styrene carbonate 
Somsak Supasitmongkol and Peter Styring
Catal. Sci. Technol. 2014, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/C3CY01015E

NSERC USRA holders in the Green Chemistry & Catalysis Group
April 3, 2014, 11:27 pm
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This summer we are lucky to have four undergraduate students join our group for 16 weeks to gain valuable research experience. Congratulations to Rebecca O’Leary (McGill), Joshua Lehr (MUN), Nic Bouchard (Laval via ICE) and Christian Pearce (MUN).

Funding News :D
April 3, 2014, 11:19 pm
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Dr. Kerton’s NSERC Discovery Grant has been renewed at $43000 per year for 5 years.

This grant will be used to partially pay the stipends of Yi Liu (PhD), Greg Curtis (MSc), George Margoutides (PhD), Hart Plomer (MSc) and Coralee Ridder (MSc). It is also used to contribute towards the stipends of the following co-supervised students: Jen Murphy (PhD with Hawboldt, Engineering), Valerie Parsons (MSc with Bottaro, Chemistry) and Shafaet Chowdhury (PhD with Kozak, Chemistry).

Thank you to all current and former students who helped produce the results during the last funding period, which allowed the grant to be renewed. Here’s hoping for lots of exciting results during this next 5 year period.

** Dr. Kerton has also received a ‘stopover in a commonwealth country’ travel grant from the RSC, which will cover some of the costs towards a diversion from Hong Kong to Singapore. She will be visiting Hong Kong to attend the Green Chemistry Gordon Research Conference and Singapore to collaborate with Prof. Ning Yan at the National University of Singapore.**

Congratulations to Stephanie Barbon (NSERC and ICE 2011)
April 1, 2014, 6:21 pm
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Stephanie has just received news that she got an NSERC CGS-D3 award – Congratulations and very well deserved. She is pursuing graduate studies with Prof. Gilroy at Western.

Scotland aims at playing a leading role in the £360 bln global industrial biotechnology market
April 1, 2014, 6:18 pm
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Scotland aims at playing a leading role in the £360 bln global industrial biotechnology market.

March 24, 2014, 7:25 pm
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Jenna’s latest Green Chemistry blog post discusses recent research on using carbon dioxide in solvent systems to dissolve cellulose. Check out the full paper for details!


March 22, 2014, 5:04 pm
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Photos from WISE-Statoil Speaker Series

Photos from WISE-Statoil Speaker Series

Fran’s WISE-Statoil talk was well-received on Wednesday evening with a broad spectrum of people in attendance from school children to retirees, from students to local entrepeneurs and of course engineers and scientists. Thanks to all who came out and the organizers. We hope you enjoyed it. If you want to find out a little bit more about Green Chemistry, check out Alicia’s article in the Science & Technology Section of the Muse newspaper:



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