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

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dc.contributor.advisor Thomas, Christine en_US
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 en_US
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. en_US
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Brandeis University en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Brandeis University Theses and Dissertations
dc.rights Copyright by Ben Crown 2013 en_US
dc.title Investigations into the Reactivity of an Early/Late Zr/Co Heterobimetallic with Pyrazine Derivatives en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.department Department of Chemistry en_US
dc.description.embargo 2015-05-19 en_US
dc.degree.name BS en_US
dc.degree.level Bachelors en_US
dc.degree.discipline Chemistry en_US
dc.degree.grantor Brandeis University, College of Arts and Sciences en_US


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