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Chemistry

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2020

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Abstract

Efforts have been made to develop catalytic materials based on transition metals. These complexes are used in catalysis because the metal center can take on multiple oxidation states.1,2 Traditionally, these metal complexes utilizemetals like gold, platinum, and palladium because of their ability to control the properties of reactivity. To develop a more cost-effective catalyst design, a focus was placed on the synthesis of high-valent, first-row, transition metal complexes. First-row transition metals have the potential to form high-valent metal complexes which are stabilized by coordinating with strong electron-donating ligands. Metal complexes supported by a CNC-pincer ligand, CztBu(ImdtBu)2, were synthesized and characterized.

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Dr. Wei-Tsung Lee, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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Development of New Catalysts Through the Synthesis and Characterization of High-valent Metal Complexes

Efforts have been made to develop catalytic materials based on transition metals. These complexes are used in catalysis because the metal center can take on multiple oxidation states.1,2 Traditionally, these metal complexes utilizemetals like gold, platinum, and palladium because of their ability to control the properties of reactivity. To develop a more cost-effective catalyst design, a focus was placed on the synthesis of high-valent, first-row, transition metal complexes. First-row transition metals have the potential to form high-valent metal complexes which are stabilized by coordinating with strong electron-donating ligands. Metal complexes supported by a CNC-pincer ligand, CztBu(ImdtBu)2, were synthesized and characterized.