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Winner of the IUPAC Prize
for Young Chemists - 2008

 

Emilie V. Banide wins one of the five IUPAC Prizes for Young Chemists, for her Ph.D. thesis work entitled "From Allenes to Tetracenes: Syntheses, structures and Reactivity of the Intermediates."

Current address (at the time of application)

E-mail: emilie.banide@novartis.com

Academic degrees

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry (2004-2007), UCD School of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Dublin, Ireland
  • MSc in Organic Chemistry (2003-04), Université Pierre & Marie Curie, Université Paris VI, Paris, France
  • CPE Lyon Engineer Degree (2000-04), Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie, Physique, Electronique de Lyon (CPE Lyon), Lyon, France
    Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie Paris, Paris, France
  • Technician Diploma in Chemistry (1998-2000), Institut Universitaire Technologique de Chimie Paul Sabatier, Castres, France

Ph.D. Thesis

Title From Allenes to Tetracenes: Syntheses, structures and Reactivity of the Intermediates

Adviser Professor Michael J. McGlinchey

Thesis Committee Dr. Mike Casey (Organic Chemistry), UCD School of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Dublin, Ireland

Essay

The isolation and characterisation of transient intermediates is the life blood of mechanistic organic and organometallic chemistry. By such means an entire multi-step pathway can be completely unravelled. Following our serendipitous discovery of a one-pot route from alkynyl-fluorenes to electroluminescent tetracenes (currently the subject of intense commercial interest as organic materials for use in computer display screens), the question arose as to the detailed mechanism of this unexpected process.....[full text; pdf file - 243KB]

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