Investigations into the Reactivity of an Early/Late Zr/Co Heterobimetallic with Pyrazine Derivatives

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dc.contributor.advisor Thomas, Christine
dc.contributor.author Crown, Ben
dc.date.accessioned 2013-06-03T18:26:10Z
dc.date.available 2015-05-19T08:15:26Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10192/25238
dc.description.abstract The electronic properties of the unstable product of a Zr/Co heterobimetallic complex and pyrazine are explored by trying to emulate the observed charge transfer in similar reactions with several pyrazine derivatives. A series of products are proposed that demonstrate simple ligand exchange and fail to recreate the observed charge transfer but are informative about what is required to induce charge transfer and the steric constraints of a reaction. Orbital energies are calculated using density functional theory, showing that pyrazine's low energy π orbitals are what facilitate the charge transfer. Speculation into the unstable species that produces the charge transfer leads to a dichotomy between a bridging pyrazine species or a ligand exchange product, which hinges on the steric restrictions of the reaction.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Brandeis University
dc.relation.ispartofseries Brandeis University Theses and Dissertations
dc.rights Copyright by Ben Crown 2013
dc.title Investigations into the Reactivity of an Early/Late Zr/Co Heterobimetallic with Pyrazine Derivatives
dc.type Thesis
dc.contributor.department Department of Chemistry
dc.description.embargo 2015-05-19
dc.degree.name BS
dc.degree.level Bachelors
dc.degree.discipline Chemistry
dc.degree.grantor Brandeis University, College of Arts and Sciences


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