Catalysis  –  Heterocycles  –  Medicines  –  Materials  –  Education


 Innovation in chemical synthesis and catalysis for the construction of molecules of importance for the global improvement of human health, society, welfare and industries are the central themes of the Hansen research group. Our work involves chemical methods development, mechanistic studies and synthesis of diverse functional heterocyclic compound libraries for an array of applications in medicine, materials and education.


 

News

24. mai, 2018

Dr. Richard Fjellaksel

successfully defended his thesis for the degree of Philosophiae Doctor with a dissertation entitled: "Development and evaluation of gonadotropin-releasing hormone receptor antagonists as SPECT radiotracers" - Congratulations Richard!

10. mai, 2018

Bioactive ketopiperazines

Congratulations to Christophe and Marc for their manuscript accepted in the Journal of Peptide Science entitled "Development and Evaluation of Cationic Amphiphilic Antimicrobial 2,5-Diketopiperazines"

27. apr, 2018

Norwegian Chemical Society

JHH was elected Vice President of the Norwegian Chemical Society at the Council Meeting 2018.

19. apr, 2018

Radioiodination of bioactives

Congrats to Richard for his manuscript accepted in Synlett entitled: "Copper-Mediated Late-Stage Iodination and 123I-Labelling of Triazole-benzimidazole Bioactives". We have employed two radiolabelling strategies for 123I-incorporation into our GnRH-receptor antagonists previously disclosed.

28. feb, 2018

Amide group anchimeric assistance in Finkelstein reactions

Congrats to Richard, Damir and Taye for their manuscript accepted in the Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry. The study describes a detailed account of the role of amide group anchimeric assistance in Finkelstein iodinations of choroacyl groups using experimental and computational techniques, including an example of radioiodination

11. des, 2017

MSc Tone Kristoffersen

passed her Masters-Examination in Chemistry with the thesis entitled: "Microwave-assisted synthesis of heterocycles from aryldiazoacetates" – Congratulations Tone!

2. des, 2017

Research grant from the Research Council of Norway

The group has been awarded a prestigious 7.6 MNOK research grant from the Research Council of Norway FRINATEK-program, for the project entitled "CasCat: Cascade catalysis for late-stage C-H functionalization" - a great achievement for our research community!

27. nov, 2017

Cryptophane properties by DFT

Congrats to Taye for getting his manuscript accepted in J.Phys.Chem.A.! The study employs DFT for prediction of binding and NMR properties of cryptophanes, and has been used for proposing novel designs.

15. sep, 2017

GnRH-Receptor Antagonists

In a highly collaborative effort, we can now disclose novel GnRH-receptor antagonists with nanomolar binding affinity. The work was recently accepted in MedChemComm. Congrats Richard and Marc!

10. jun, 2017

MSc Khurelbaatar Sengee

passed his Masters-Examination in Chemistry with the thesis entitled: "Exploration of 3-dimentional chemical diversity in a cyclohexenone scaffold" – Congratulations Khurelbaatar!

28. jan, 2017

Photocatalytic double C-H functionalization of indoles

We recently got accepted a manuscript for a Synlett special issue in connection with the EuCheMS Young Investigator Workshop 2016. The work details the discovery and studies of a novel photocatalytic double C-H functionalization of indoles and received good reviews. Congrats to Urna and Taye!

16. jan, 2017

OKV32

The group was represented at the 32nd Organic Chemistry Winter Meeting at Skeikampen Jan 12th-15th 2017. Thanks for the great scientific contributions from our PhD-students Marc and Urna!

27. nov, 2016

2017 Thieme Chemistry Journal Award

JHH was chosen by the editorial boards of Synlett, Synthesis and Synfacts to be a 2017 Thieme Chemistry Journal Awardee. The award goes to early career young investigators. This is an honor for our group! See : https://www.thieme.de/en/thieme-chemistry/thieme-chemistry-journals-awardees-2017-107362.htm

17. jun, 2016

Photoredox catalysis with DFT

We have recently published two invited articles in Dalton Transactions and the Journal of Organic Chemistry respectively - Congratulations Taye!

3. jun, 2016

Seed grant award from RESULT

The group has been awarded a 70 kNOK Seed Grant Award from the UiT Resource Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology for the educational project "Deliberate assessment for enhanced learning and teaching quality in chemistry courses" - a great achievement for our learning community!

14. mar, 2016

First phase of Hungarian-Norwegian collaboration project completed

Our collaboration with the University of Szeged is developing, and the first joint project is now completed. See more about the story here. https://en.uit.no/om/enhet/aktuelt/nyhet?p_document_id=460376&p_dimension_id=88131

10. jan, 2016

OKV31

The group was well represented at the 31st Organic Chemistry Winter Meeting at Skeikampen Jan 7th-10th 2016. Thanks for the great scientific contributions from Aya, Tone and Damir! JHH received the young investigator travel award from the NKS Division of Organic Chemistry and will be participating in the EuCheMS Young Investigator Symposium 2016 in Sevilla, Spain. This is a great honor for our group!

10. des, 2015

M.Sc. Aya ismael

passed her Masters-Examination in Chemistry with the thesis entitled: "Novel Synthesis of Lipoxin A4-Analogues" – Congratulations Aya!

25. nov, 2015

Our first collaborative paper

with the Dept of Physics and Technology is publised in Optics Express, involving synthesis of cavitand heterocycles for applications in optical methane sensors - Congrats Magnus!
https://www.osapublishing.org/oe/fulltext.cfm?uri=oe-23-24-31564

24. aug, 2015

The group´s first full research paper

appeared in Organometallics asaps today - Congrats Taye!
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.organomet.5b00582

8. jun, 2015

M.Sc. Phenias Buhire

passed his Masters-Examination in Chemistry with the thesis entitled: "Vertical DOS with DBAs - Multivariate optimization and diversity exploration" – Congratulations to the group´s first chemistry master!

15. jan, 2015

Olav Thon Foundation grant

The group was awarded a national grant from the Olav Thon Foundation! The official award ceremony will be March 5th.