Honors Program

Honors in Chemistry

Date of Award

5-2015

Thesis Professor(s)

Cassandra Eagle

Thesis Professor Department

Chemistry

Thesis Reader(s)

Hua Mei, Deepanwita Dasgupta

Abstract

Dirhodium complexes are effective catalysts in carbene transformations. These reactions involve chemistry between the catalyst and a carbene generated in situ. In order to better understand the rhodium-carbon bond, studies of rhodium acetate, Rh2(OAc)4, and a variety of functionalized benzonitriles were proposed. Diadducts of rhodium acetate with 4-nitrobenzonitrile, 4-aminobenzonitrile, 4-(dimethylamino)benzonitrile, and 3,5-dinitrobenzonitrile were successfully prepared and characterized by X-ray crystallography. IR and NMR spectroscopy were also employed for characterization purposes.

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Withheld

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