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Jose Antonio Morales-Serna
Dr Jose Antonio Morales-Serna
University of Manchester
Nature controls the rate of enzymatic synthesis through a variety of trigger-induced effects. Such processes are inspiring the development of synthetic systems where a stimulus can be used to turn a catalyst’s activity ON or OFF. However, enzyme-catalyzed reactions also proceed with exquisite stereochemical control. In this context, my current research is focused on the design, synthesis and evaluation of novel catalysts that can switch between ON/OFF states. The catalytic and switchable properties of these systems are evaluated in the incorporation of carbon dioxide into complex synthetic building blocks, and in the development of red-ox processes.
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