ESR 7: Javier Ajenjo - February to mid March 2017

Title: Synthesis of Ar-SF5 by fluorination in flow of disulfides

Host University: Durham University, Durham, UK

Accommodation: Fresh Student Living, Chapel Heights, Durham, UK

Science: Application of the fluorination in flow process for the synthesis of Ar-SF5. Design and build of the set up of the reaction, construction of PTFE reactors and use of syringe and HPLC pumps

New Skills acquired

Technical & Scientific Skills

  • Design and construction of a continuous flow system
  • Construction of PTFE reactors

Interpersonal Skills

  • Fast adaptation in new environment in a very short period of time
  • Efficient management of the time suiting the project