Honors Program Theses

Title

Synthesis and characterization of Cp2Ru2(dppm)2(CH3)2

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Honors Program Thesis (Electronic Copy Not Available)

First Advisor

R. Martin Chin, Honors Thesis Advisor, Chemistry & Biochemistry Dept

Keywords

Ruthenium compounds--Synthesis;

Abstract

Several diruthenium complexes have been shown to catalyze the silylation of carbonhydrogen (C-H) bonds to activate and functionalize organic compounds. The activation and functionalization of organic compounds is an important process in industrial chemistry, but the first step in this process, the cleavage of a C-H bond, is not a trivial task. Gaining a better understanding of alkyl-transition metal, and eventually alkane-transition metal, interactions is essential in designing more efficient and cost effective catalysts for use in industrial chemical synthesis purposes.

This thesis provides a quantitative analysis of alkyl-transition metal interactions through the synthesis of a diruthenium dimethyl complex. The complex was purified and characterized using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. The successful synthesis of a diruthenium dimethyl complex led to further exploration of alkyl-transition metal interactions.The protonation of one methyl group with acid yielded a monomethyl complex, where the methyl group bridged the ruthenium centers. The methyl substituent exhibited fluxional interactions between the two metals in the complex.

Year of Submission

2019

Department

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

University Honors Designation

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors

Date Original

5-2019

Object Description

1 PDF file (18 pages)

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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