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The Use of N-Heterocyclic Carbenes in Transition Metal Catalysis

Walters, Robert William (2005) The Use of N-Heterocyclic Carbenes in Transition Metal Catalysis. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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N-heterocyclic carbenes have been used as ligands for metals compounds that are function as catalysts to perform a variety of organic chemical transformations. These catalysts have been used in olefin metathesis, cross coupling reactions to form C-C or C-N bonds, and in hydrogenations of ketones and alkenes as well as other miscellaneous reactions. The N-heterocyclic ligands have improved the yields of these reactions as well as increased their scopes. Many research groups around the world have become interested N-heterocyclic carbenes as ligands for catalysts which has resulted in the rapid development of the ligands and the catalysts that use them. It is possible that the N-heterocyclic ligands will replace phosphine ligands in a variety of catalyst systems.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Walters, Robert
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairMeyer, Taratmeyer@pitt.eduTMEYER
Committee MemberPetoud, Stephanespetoud@pitt.eduSPETOUD
Committee MemberChapman, Tobytchapman@imap.pitt.eduTCHAPMAN
Date: 9 June 2005
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 30 March 2005
Approval Date: 9 June 2005
Submission Date: 28 March 2005
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
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: Olefin Metathesis; Singlet Carbene; Suzuki; Triplet Carbene; Heck; Synthesis of carbene complexes
Other ID:, etd-03282005-203402
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 19:33
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:37


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