Defense Date

2020

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Chemistry

First Advisor

Heather R. Lucas

Abstract

Metal complexes that can activate natural oxidants like H2O2 and O2 have become a key research topic in many labs in hope of mimicking nature, by generating a bioinspired complex that can perform unique chemistry through green processes. To prepare the perfect catalyst, this has lead scientists to explore numerous avenues, including the use of both natural and artificial oxidants, to tease apart the reaction pathway taking place. A ligand system dear to the Lucas Lab (13-DOB) has been metalated with nickel, a cheap and earth abundant transition metal. Our bioinspired metal-(di)oxygen adducts can be formed from H2O2, O2, mCPBA, and PhIO.

Rights

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Is Part Of

VCU University Archives

Is Part Of

VCU Theses and Dissertations

Date of Submission

5-15-2020

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