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Development of Iron Catalysts for Allylic C–H Functionalization of Propylene and Simple Terminal Olefins

Wang, Ruihan (2023) Development of Iron Catalysts for Allylic C–H Functionalization of Propylene and Simple Terminal Olefins. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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Propylene gas is produced worldwide by steam cracking on million-metric-ton scale per year. It serves as a valuable starting material for transformations involving double bonds but is rarely applied in allylic C–H functionalization through transition metal catalysis. Herein, we describe that a newly developed cationic cyclopentadienyliron dicarbonyl complex enabled the conversion of propylene to its allylic hydroxyalkylated derivatives in a catalytic mode. This protocol provides a new deprotonation strategy for allylic C–H activation chemistry with good functional group tolerance. Furthermore, a range of simple terminal olefins were well employed in this catalyst system with distinctive regioselectivity.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Wang, RuihanRUW38@pitt.eduruw38
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairWang,
Committee MemberBrummond, Kaykbrummon@pitt.edukbrummon
Committee MemberLiu, Pengpengliu@pitt.edupengliu
Date: 27 January 2023
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 5 May 2022
Approval Date: 27 January 2023
Submission Date: 14 December 2022
Access Restriction: 2 year -- Restrict access to University of Pittsburgh for a period of 2 years.
Number of Pages: 158
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Chemistry
Degree: MS - Master of Science
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: iron catalyst, propylene, C-H functionalization, olefin
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2023 18:22
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2023 18:22


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