This thesis describes the synthesis of donor-functionalised N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) pre-ligands, the synthesis of group 8 metal complexes bearing donor-functionalised NHC ligands and the application of Ru(II) η6-arene complexes containing donor-functionalised NHC ligands as catalysts for transfer hydrogenation reactions.
Table of ContentsChapter 1. Introduction: Group 8 transition metal complexes bearing donor-functionalised NHC ligands -- Chapter 2. Improved routes to imidazolium salts as donor-functionalised NHC precursors -- Chapter 3. Synthesis of novel Ru(II) complexes bearing bidentate NHC ligands -- Chapter 4. Donor-functionalised-NHC Ru(II) Arene Complexes for Transfer Hydrogenation and CO2 Activation -- Chapter 5. Conclusions and future work -- Chapter 6. Experimental -- References -- Appendices.
Awarding InstitutionMacquarie University
Degree TypeThesis MRes
DegreeMRes, Macquarie University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences
Department, Centre or SchoolDepartment of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences
Year of Award2016
Principal SupervisorBarbara Messerle
Additional Supervisor 1Roy McBurney
RightsCopyright Andrew Wheals 2016.
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