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Enantioselective homogeneous catalysts for the synthesis of fluorinated organic compounds
(University of St Andrews, 2011-06) - Thesis,
This thesis is divided into three main results chapters that reflect the path my research took. In the first results chapter, the first organocatalyst for the carbonyl-ene reaction was discovered and found to give high ...
Enantioselective hydrogenation using ruthenium complexes of tridentate ligands
(University of St Andrews, 2011-06-22) - Thesis,
This thesis describes the development of the [RuCl₂(P^N^N)L] catalytic system for asymmetric hydrogenation. It has been demonstrated that the current system is efficient in preparing a range of bulky chiral alcohols in ...
Solid phase strategies for the preparation of phosphorus ligand libraries
(University of St Andrews, 2014-06-25) - Thesis,
Catalysis plays a key role in chemical conversions by making them faster and more selective. Despite its widespread use and decades of academic and industrial research, limited catalyst selectivity and stability still call ...
A multi-diverse approach to catalysis : ruthenium, gold and FLP catalysis
(University of St Andrews, 2018-06-27) - Thesis,
Ruthenium-based homogenous catalysis is a broad and extremely useful branch of transition metal catalysis. Surely, the most famous example is olefin metathesis, for which Yves Chauvin, Robert Grubbs and Richard Schrock ...
Design and synthesis of wide bite angle phosphacyclic ligands
(University of St Andrews, 2012-06) - Thesis,
By examining structure activity relationships for a given catalytic reaction it is possible to discover what ligand features and parameters lead to stable and highly active/selective catalyst systems. With this knowledge ...