Honors Program Theses

Title

Silyation of carbon-hydrogen bonds using diruthenium catalysts

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Honors Program Thesis (Electronic Copy Not Available)

First Advisor

Martin Chin, Honors Thesis Advisor, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Abstract

The silylation of carbon-hydrogen bonds in pyridine can provide a building block that can be then used for further reactions, such as Suzuki coupling reactions. Current methods for C-H bond activation involves the use of toxic molecules. Using silicon to activate C-H bonds is a less toxic method that maintains the desired reactivity. The silylation of pyridine can be done by using diruthenium catalysts, where a hydrogen atom on pyridine is replaced with a silicon atom. This reaction is carried out at 110-220 °C with different diruthenium complexes with 3-silylpyridine as the main product (30-40% yield). Figure 1 shows the desired product. The focus of this research project was to synthesize and characterize the silylated products. The products that were looked at were the reactions using pyridine, 2-picoline, or 4-picoline with triethylsilanes.

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 (21 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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