Development of Supramolecular Stereo-divergent Catalysts

MSc in Supramolecular Organic Chemistry

Development of Supramolecular Stereo-divergent Catalysts

Supervisor: Dr Aniello Palma

A number of projects at Masters level are available in the field of supramolecular organic chemistry in the group of Dr Aniello Palma:

Stereo-divergent organocatalysis leads to the creation of both stereoisomers, using only one catalyst. While supramolecular constructs can serve as organocatalysts, their applications in catalytic stereo-divergent processes is a field that is yet to be researched and studied in detail. The aim of this project is to explore the use of bioinspired supramolecular structures as stereo-divergent catalysts.

The successful candidates will be based at the University of Kent’s Canterbury campus, and will work under the supervision of Dr Aniello Palma. In joining our team you will develop a deep understanding of multi-step synthetic chemistry and will gain experience in a wide range of experimental and analytical techniques.

Entry requirements and fees: Applicants should have/expect to obtain, a first or upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in Chemistry or a related subject. This is a self-funded position and candidates will be liable for tuition fees at the standard rate (£4,327 for UK/EU candidates).


Contact: For further information or informal enquiries, please contact Dr Aniello Palma (

How to Apply: To apply please go to

You will need to apply through the online application form on the main University website. Please note that you will be expected to provide personal details, education and employment history and supporting documentation (Curriculum Vitae, transcript of results, two academic references).

Deadline Date for Applications: Open call