Year of Publication
Master of Science (MS)
Arts and Sciences
Dr. Folami Ladipo
Our aim was to develop the synthetic potential and reaction chemistry of Ir3+ and Ru2+ electrophiles by preparing well-characterized complexes whose properties are controllable by modification of the ancillary ligand environment Specifically, we prepared a series of ruthenium complexes to serve as selective hydrogenation and hydrogenolysis catalysts of furan derivatives. We also expanded the synthesis of electrophilic Ir3+ di-thiolate complexes. These types of compounds could eventually serve as catalysts precursors for the addition of weak nucleophiles to alkynes and nitriles.
Ketcham, Ryan R., "DEVELOPMENT OF NOVEL ELECTROPHILIC RUTHENIUM(II) AND IRIDIUM(III) COMPLEXES AND THEIR APPLICATIONS AS HOMOGENEOUS CATALYSTS" (2011). University of Kentucky Master's Theses. 100.