MS (Master of Science)
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Ismail O. Kady
Abbas Shilabin, Cassandra Eagle
Scorpionates are versatile and flexible ligands with a wide range of applications including catalysis, C-H bond activation, formation of new class of materials, and mimicking enzymatic reactions. This is as a result of its steric and electronic properties, and due to the relative ease with which the 3, and 5-positions of the pyrazole ring can be functionalized. In this work, we report the synthesis of a new class of scorpionate ligands known as cyanoscorpionates which can crosslink various metal centers. Thus, bis (4-cyano-3,5-diphenylpyrazolyl)borate BpPh2,4CN was synthesized and fully characterized by 1H NMR and FT-IR. Coordination of bis (4-cyano-3,5-diphenylpyrazolyl)borate BpPh2,4CN to thallium (I) metal was performed and characterized and we are looking to elucidating its molecular structure by X-ray crystallography in future.
Thesis - Open Access
Acquah, Chris, "Syntheses and Characterization of a New Cyano-Substituted Bis(pyrazolyl)borate and its Thallium (I) Complex" (2016). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 3141. https://dc.etsu.edu/etd/3141
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