Alleviating oxidative stress effects via innovative gold catalysis for an improved biomass production

01 October 2014 → 31 July 2020
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Organic chemistry
oxidative stress effects
Project description

This project will exploit and combine the divergent expertises present in the two labs and

will aim to reach at least three concrete objectives, through a continuous interaction between the two labs:

1) Development of an innovative gold-based catalyzed synthesis that will allow to synthesize a unique and diverse

portfolio of alternative pyrazole/oxadiazole based molecules with additional and optimized functionalities, also

incorporating a functional handle in order to heterogenize the active molecule.

2) The identification of the molecular targets affected by these pyrazole/oxadiazole based molecules (using active

molecules bound to a resin or a carrier protein).

3) Proof-of-concept for the use of pyrazole/oxadiazole-based chemicals as stress-alleviating molecules in crops.