Honors Program

Honors in Chemistry

Date of Award


Thesis Professor(s)

Ningfeng Zhao

Thesis Professor Department


Thesis Reader(s)

Jeff Wardeska, Rachel Greene


Research on substituted polypyrazolylborate ligands could potentially lead to the development of useful compounds in the material sciences such as catalysis and metal ion extraction. A wide variety of substituents can be introduced to the pyrazole rings that modify the properties and reactivity of the complexes. Synthesis of 4-cyano-3-tolylpyrazole followed by the formation of a corresponding thallium(I) complex could allow one to examine the Tl-N bond length. When compared with other related complexes such as TlBpt-Bu, 4CN and TlBpPh, 4CN, the Tl-N bond length in the synthesized complex will help determine the effect of the new substituent.

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Open Access

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