Carola TortoraCarola TORTORA

ESR9: Organocatalysts and Enzymes for Racemization

Host institution:  Friedrich - Alexander  University  Erlangen - Nürnberg, Germany (FAU)
Supervisor:  Prof Svetlana TSOGOEVA
Industrial toolbox research group: WP4 Hybrid Resolution
Individual project research objective: To find new general racemization methods for chiral pharmaceutical compounds.
Committee membership: Supervisory Board
Visits/Secondments: RUN, UM, MERCK


She obtained both her Bachelor and Master Degree at the University of Rome La Sapienza, respectively in 2013 and 2015.  For the Bachelor Degree in Chemistry she focused on organocatalytic methods to perform Friedel-Crafts reaction, while for the Master Degree in Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry she studied new uses for Liposomes employed in organic reactions. She is now working at Friedrich Alexander Universität (FAU) in Erlangen, under the supervision of Prof. Svetlana Tsogoeva, studying racemization methods for continuous resolution.

Research Interests

She is interested in organic synthesis, in particular organocatalysis, asymmetric synthesis and racemization methods. 

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