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Cu and Pd complexes of N-heterocyclic carbenes : catalytic applications as single and dual systems
(University of St Andrews, 2015-11-18) - Thesis,
Nowadays, the requirement to design highly valuable compounds is undoubtedly one of the major challenges in the field of organic and organometallic chemistry. The use of the versatile and efficient N-heterocyclic carbenes ...
Synthesis and reactivity of novel (NHC)gold(I) complexes
(University of St Andrews, 2014-12-01) - Thesis,
The fields of N-heterocyclic carbenes and homogeneous gold catalysis have experienced tremendous growth within the last two decades. In addition, the combination of these fields to give NHC-gold complexes has delivered ...
Copper(I)-N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) complexes : synthesis, characterisation and applications in synthesis and catalysis
(University of St Andrews, 2016) - Thesis,
The work described herein focuses on the synthesis and characterisation of copper(I) complexes bearing N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands, their use in catalysis as well as organometallic synthesis and related reaction ...
Mechanistic studies of azolium ions and their role in organocatalysis
(University of St Andrews, 2013) - Thesis,
This thesis describes our physical organic and mechanistic investigations into N Heterocyclic Carbene (NHC) mediated organocatalytic transformations, through a collaboration with the research group of Dr AnnMarie O’Donoghue ...
NHCs in organocatalysis : azolium enolate generation and synthetic applications
(University of St Andrews, 2012-11-30) - Thesis,
This thesis details investigations into organocatalytic reactions promoted by N Heterocyclic Carbenes (NHCs) that proceed via an assumed azolium enolate intermediate. Initial research focused on the catalytic asymmetric ...
Synergism between N-heterocyclic carbene and phosphorus-based ligands in ruthenium and palladium catalytic systems
(University of St Andrews, 2012-12-18) - Thesis,
N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) have become a very popular class of ligands, which has found uses in numerous catalytic applications. The use of such compounds in combination with phosphorus-based ligands within metal ...
Lewis base-promoted organocatalysis : O- to C-carboxyl transfer reactions
(University of St Andrews, 2010-11-30) - Thesis,
This work describes the application of a variety of Lewis bases, encompassing predominantly N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs), but also the use of imidazoles, aminopyridines, amidines and isothioureas, as effective catalysts ...
Group 11 N-heterocyclic carbenes : synthesis, characterisation and catalytic applications
(University of St Andrews, 2015-06-24) - Thesis,
As part of a worldwide effort to develop efficient catalysts for use in organic chemistry and in the synthesis of highly valuable molecules, work performed during the course of my stay in St Andrews has focused on the ...
Palladium and gold N-heterocyclic carbene complexes : synthesis and catalytic applications
(University of St Andrews, 2019-06-26) - Thesis,