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EU code
13.3 - Chemistry
Mobility
4 - Post-Doc
Location
University of Leuven, Belgium
Subject
Chemistry
Course/Program
Post doc exchange project: Water soluble fluorophores for biolabeling
Language
English
Language requirements
Good knowledge of English.
Academic requirements
Applicants must hold a PhD in Chemistry - Molecular Design and Synthesis
Max available positions
1
Information
In this project you will asses several methods of introducing water solubility on some of the fluorescent dyes that have been previously prepared in the Laboratory of Organic Synthesis. The main method will be the placement of charges onto the molecules through e.g. sulfonation. Notable features of this synthetic project are an introduction to the challenging application of organic synthesis to highly polar compounds, and the possibility to see and prepare colors that will surpass your imagination. Techniques learned: organic synthesis and characterisation (NMR, MS, IR, UV, etc..). HPLC separations Fluorescence spectroscopy.
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Duration
6 months between Sep 15 2014 and Mar 14 2017
Contact person
Prof. Wim Dehaen (wim.dehaen@chem.kuleuven.be)