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French Embassy - Australia - Fonds Pacifique

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

Indicative Funding
$29,446 over 3 years (administered by University of New Caledonia), in partnership with Institut Pasteur New Caledonia ($3,100) and University of New Caledonia ($24,487)
Summary
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.
Investigators
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)
Keywords
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)
  • Solar Production of Commodity Chemicals (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Photochemical Synthesis of Bioactive Artistolactams under Batch and Continuous Flow Conditions (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Production of Biodiesel from Canola Oil using Enzymatic and Photocatalytic Processes (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Solar, sustainable and local: The production of repellent products from natural oils (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
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