Mads Mansø, PhD Student


Brief Bio: I graduated my bachelor in Medicinal Chemistry in 2013 from University of Copenhagen, where I continued with a Master's in Organic synthetic chemistry, graduating in 2015. My focus throughout my education have been synthetic organic chemistry. I have done my Bachelors and Masters project in the group of Mogens Brøndsted Nielsen working with the synthesis of quinone and indeno[1,2-b]fluorene based molecular transistors with redox active groups dithiafulvene and extended tetrathiafulvalene attached orthogonally. The conductance of these molecules and the different redox states thereof have been investigated by collaborators in Delft (Herre van der Zant group). The results are soon to be published. Furthermore I have worked with the deprotection and acetylation of thioethers using Bismuth(III)triflate.

Current Research: My current research involves tuning of the absorption spectrum of the norbornadiene – quadricyclane photoswitch, which is done part time at University of Copenhagen in the group of Mogens Brøndsted Nielsen and part time at Chalmers University of Technology in the group of Kasper Moth-Poulsen.

Publications (February 2016):

1. Jevric, M.; Petersen, A. U.; Mansø, M.; Madsen, A. Ø.; Nielsen, M. B. Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2015, 4675-4688.