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Mechanistic insights into enzymatic and homogeneous transition metal catalysis from quantum-chemical calculations
(University of St Andrews, 2015-11-30) - Thesis,
Catalysis is a key area of chemistry. Through catalysis it is possible to achieve better synthetic routes, exploit molecules normally considered to be inactive and also attain novel chemical transformations. The development ...
From olefin metathesis to organoruthenium homogeneous catalysis : synthesis, applications and mechanistic understanding
(University of St Andrews, 2014-12-01) - Thesis,
Olefin metathesis is a valuable synthetic tool, widely used in several fields of science. Due to the importance of this transformation several contributions have been made in this field in order to understand mechanistic ...
Insights into reaction mechanisms of catalytic hydrogen production from alcohols : a density functional theory study
(University of St Andrews, 2018) - Thesis,
Securing the world's clean energy future in the form of sustainable H₂ generation is a key challenge. Alcohols (and eventually carbohydrates from bio-waste) are potential carriers for H₂ storage, from which H₂ needs to be ...