Date of Award

5-25-2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Chemistry and University Honors

Department

Chemistry

First Advisor

Theresa M. McCormick

Subjects

Isomerism, Organonickel compounds, Complex compounds

DOI

10.15760/honors.578

Abstract

A largely unexplored form of isomerism exists in heteroleptic derivatives of meridional tris-bidentate octahedral complexes. In this work, the influence of this form of isomerism on new derivatives of a proton reduction catalyst, nickel(II) pyridinethiolate, is explored. It is found that substitutions that cannot interact with other ligands have little isomeric preference, whereas interacting ligands can be combined to select for a single isomer with high thermodynamic selectivity. Selectivity in terms of this form of isomerism offers immediate benefits to catalysis and is also interesting from a basic science standpoint.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/25377

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