• CH1001: Chemistry: A Central Science (Level 1; CNS & TSV)
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French Embassy - Australia - Fonds Pacifique

Xanthostemon plant essential oils as a valuable renewable resource for medical, agrochemical and healthcare applications.

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$29,446 over 3 years (administered by Universite de la Nouvelle-Caledonie), in partnership with Institut Pasteur New Caledonia ($3,100) and University of New Caledonia ($24,487)
The genus Xanthostemon consists of about fifty plant species and is endemic to Australia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and New Caledonia. Australian essential oils are known to contain ?-triketones, which possess broad antimicrobial and insecticidal activities. In contrast, the chemical composition of essential oils from New Caledonian and Papua New Guinean species are unknown. This project will close this gap by harvesting and characterizing essential oils in three tropical countries, identifying and modifying ?-triketone constituents and testing these for insecticidal and antibacterial properties. The results will enable local essential oil producers to diversify and add value to their product portfolios.
Michael Oelgemoeller, Mark Robertson and David Timi in collaboration with Nicolas Lebouvier, Jayson Wau and Tyler Goodine (College of Science & Engineering, Papua New Guinea University of Technology and Universite de la Nouvelle-Caledonie)
xanthostemon plants; essential oil utilization; Photochemistry; renewable materials; Green Chemistry; tropical health

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  • Investigation of electrodes and applied waveforms for the electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide to ethylene (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Sustainable production of commodity chemicals from renewable materials (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Investigation of the photosensitization potentials of some indigenous plant extracts in the synthesis of selected commodity chemicals (PhD , Secondary Advisor)

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