NIOM has recently employed a new scientist and is excited to apply organic synthesis to research and development and analysis of biomaterials for dentistry.

New expertise in organic synthesis at NIOMDr Ida Sofia Refsholt Stenhagen holds an MSci degree in Medicinal Chemistry from University College London and a DPhil degree in Organic Chemistry from the University of Oxford. She has participated in several interdisciplinary research projects and greatly enjoys the challenge of synthesizing complex target compounds using diverse synthetic techniques. During her DPhil studies, she worked on developing new strategies for introducing fluorine-18 into bioactive molecules and further specialized in organofluorine chemistry and transition metal catalysis.(1,2) She is also experienced in analytical techniques, such as NMR, FT-IR, HPLC and LC-MS, and using them to characterize compounds and optimize reaction conditions.

With extensive experience in designing synthetic strategies, and developing and optimizing novel methodology, she aims to use her skills in organic chemistry at NIOM to improve the biocompatibility of biomaterials, and to synthesize, purify and analyze interesting compounds relevant to dentistry. She looks forward to collaborating with both Nordic and international researchers to achieve these goals.

1 Stenhagen et al. Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 1386–1388.
2 Mizuta et al. Org. Lett. 2013, 15, 2648–2651.
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