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Inorganic Chemistry Research

Inorganic Chemistry Research

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Synthesis of Novel Green Chemistry Catalysts

Student Researcher: Ben Daum
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Edward Rajaseelan

Imidazole-based carbenes have been relatively little studied thus far, but are very promising ligands for catalytic applications. New imidazole-based bis carbene iridium complexes will be synthesized and characterized using multi-nuclear NMR, x-ray diffraction. These are potential green chemistry catalysts and their catalytic activity in transfer hydrogenation reactions will be studied.


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Synthesis of Potential Rhodium Carbene Catalysts for Transfer Hydrogenation

Student Researcher: Peter Weidinger
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Edward Rajaseelan

N-Heterocyclic carbenes have been the focus of intense research in catalysis over the past decade. New Triazole based Rhodium carbene complexes will be synthesized and characterized using multinuclear NMR and x-ray diffraction studies. Their catalytic properties in the transfer hydrogenation reduction of ketones and imines will be studied.


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Synthesis and catalytic properties of imidazole based carbene iridium complexes

Student Researcher: Dan Gochnauer
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Edward Rajaseelan 

Imidazole based carbenes have been relatively little studied thus far, but are very promising ligands for catalytic applications. A series of new imidazole based carbene iridium complexes with two monodentate carbene ligands will be synthesized and characterized using multinuclear NMR, X-ray diffraction, and elemental analysis. Their catalytic activity in transfer hydrogenation reactions in the reduction of ketones and imines will be studied.