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Novel bulky fluorinated ligands for homogeneous catalysis
(University of St Andrews, 2008) - Thesis,
A series of novel monodentate and bidentate phosphine ligands substituted with bulky tert-butyl and fluorinated aryl groups have been synthesised. Borane protection has proved to be an excellent method for easy synthesis ...
Phosphine modified rhodium catalysts for the carbonylation of methanol
(University of St Andrews, 2008-06-25) - Thesis,
The carbonylation of methanol to acetic acid is one of the most important applications in homogeneous catalysis. The first chapter comprises a review on the mechanistic studies into the catalytic cycle of the ‘Monsanto ...
1,2-bis-(ditertbutylphosphinomethyl)benzene in catalysis
(University of St Andrews, 2004) - Thesis,
Different diphosphine ligands having the structure shown below have been studied for carbonylation and hydroformylation reactions. Depending on the substituent on the phosphorus atoms the electronic and steric properties ...
New reactions under homogeneous conditions
(University of St Andrews, 2007) - Thesis,
BDTBPMB has been proven to be an essential ligand in carbonylation chemistry. Its two tert-butyl groups and wide bite angle give it the ideal characteristics for this kind of chemistry, and leads to high activity and ...
Pd catalysed synthesis of phosphines for homogeneous catalysis
(University of St Andrews, 2009) - Thesis,
The synthesis of ligands has been identified as the limitation for wider application of catalytic asymmetric synthesis. Indeed, synthesis of phosphorus-based ligands, has been often shown to be challenging and not always ...