Paola Forero Cortes

University of St Andrews
School of Chemistry
Purdie Building
North Haugh
St Andrews
KY16 9ST
United Kingdom

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Paola is working on homogeneous catalytic cleavage of lignin, specifically on the Beta-O-4 ether linkage. The system being studied is Ruthenium-Xantphos, focusing on the relationship between steric and electronic properties of a series of Xantphos ligands to develop an efficient catalyst for lignin depolymerization. Rational design of an effective catalytic system will be aided by high throughput catalysts synthesis and screening.

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E-mail: pafc@st-andrews.ac.uk

Direct phone: 07 466326153