Degree Name

MS (Master of Science)



Date of Award


Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Cassandra T. Eagle

Committee Members

Scott Kirkby, Peng Sun


The novel compound, [Rh2(N-{2,4,6-CH3}C6H2)COCH3)4] was synthesized. Crystal structures of [Rh2(N-{2,4,6-CH3}C6H2)COCH3)4]·2NCC6H5 and Ba1.5[Fe(C10H13N2O7)][Co(CN)6]·9H2O were determined employing a Rigaku Mercury375R/M CCD (XtaLAB mini) diffractometer with graphite monochromated Mo-Kα radiation. For [Rh2(N-{2,4,6-CH3}C6H2)COCH3)4]·2NCC6H5, the space group was P-421c(#114) with unit cell dimensions: a =11.0169(14)Å, c =21.499(3)Å, V = 2609.4(6)Å3. Each rhodium had approximately octahedral coordination and was bound to another rhodium atom, two nitrogens (trans to each other), two oxygens (trans to each other), and one benzonitrile nitrogen (trans to rhodium). For Ba1.5[Fe(C10H13N2O7)][Co(CN)6]·9H2O the space group was: P-1(#2) with unit cell dimensions: a=13.634Å, b=13.768Å, c=17.254Å and α=84.795°, β=87.863°, γ=78.908°, V=3164.5Å3. The iron atom (nearly octahedral) was coordinated to one chelating ligand (derived from ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid) and the nitrogen of a cyanide ligand. The carbon of the cyanide ligand was bound to cobalt (octahedral). Thus, the cyanide ligand serves as a bridge between the two metals.

Document Type

Thesis - unrestricted


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