Honors Program

University Honors

Date of Award

12-2012

Thesis Professor(s)

Cassandra Eagle

Thesis Professor Department

Chemistry

Thesis Reader(s)

Ismail Kady, Thomas Jones

Abstract

The rhodium carboxamide [Rh2(NPhCOCH3)4]L (L=axial ligand), has applications as a catalyst for carbenoid transformations. To explore the nature of the rhodium-carbene bond, studies between Rh2(NPhCOCH3)4 and nitriles were proposed. Trials of the benzonitrile, o-tolunitrile, and m-tolunitrile have been performed and characterized on the 2,2-trans [Rh2(NPhCOCH3)4] complex via NMR spectroscopy, IR spectroscopy, and X-ray crystallography.

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Open Access

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