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Transition metal complexes bearing hemilabile pincer ligands: towards enhanced catalytic activity

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posted on 2022-03-28, 01:34 authored by Ashwin Gopalan Nair
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 Contents

Chapter 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.


Includes bibliographical references Empirical thesis.

Awarding Institution

Macquarie University

Degree Type

Thesis PhD


PhD, Macquarie University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Department of Molecular Sciences

Department, Centre or School

Department of Molecular Sciences

Year of Award


Principal Supervisor

Barbara Messerle


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mq:71386 http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1273824