PhD project

Enantioselective catalysis under the control of helical chirality

Ivo Starý
Ivo Starý Group
Chemistry of Functional Molecules


The goal of the PhD project will be the development of new helically chiral metal complexes to be explored in enantioselective catalysis. The attention will be paid to the synthesis of cyclometallated helicenes and helical cyclopentadienyl complexes. They will be applied to selected enantioselective reactions catalysed by transition metals such as alkyne cycloisomerisation, olefin metathesis or hydrogenation.

Field of study: Organic chemistry


PhD students must be enrolled in a partner university and will be employed by the IOCB Prague at the same time (part-time or full time), which results in a competitive salary (a scholarship from the university + a salary from the IOCB). Each university has its own process, terms, and deadlines for PhD applications, which is separate from the IOCB recruitment process. You may discuss the details with the respective PI.

How to apply

Please return to the PhD projects at IOCB Prague – Call for Applications 2022 page and follow the instructions.

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