This thesis describes the synthesis of new Ag(I), Ru(II), Ni(II), Au(I) and Au(III) complexes containing an imidazolyl-pyrazolyl ligand motif (NCNMe- methylene linker, and NCNEt- ethylene linker). The synthesised complexes were tested as catalysts for a number of organic transformations.
Table of ContentsChapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. Ru(II) complexes of hemilabile pincer ligands for catalysed transfer hydrogenation reactions -- Chapter 3. Ni(II) complexes of hemilabile pincer ligands for catalysed Kumada cross coupling reactions -- Chapter 4. Gold(I) and Gold(III) complexes of hemilabile pincer ligands for catalysed activation of alkynes -- Chapter 5. Conclusions and future work -- Chapter 6. Experimental -- Appendices.
NotesIncludes bibliographical references
Awarding InstitutionMacquarie University
Degree TypeThesis PhD
DegreePhD, Macquarie University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Department of Molecular Sciences
Department, Centre or SchoolDepartment of Molecular Sciences
Year of Award2017
Principal SupervisorBarbara Messerle
RightsCopyright Ashwin Gopalan Nair 2016.
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