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Amide functionalized cyclopentadienyl complexes

Thompson, Melanie Anne (1999) Amide functionalized cyclopentadienyl complexes. Masters thesis, Durham University.



The work in this thesis is concerned with the synthesis of amide functionalized cyclopentadienyl ligands and their complexation with Group 4 metals. The synthesis of the ligands C(_5)H(_5)(CH(_2))(_3)N(H)R' (R' = C(_6)H(_11), CH(_2)C(_6)H(_5), CH(CH(_3))C(_6)H(_5)) was investigated and for the ligands C(_5)H(_5)(CH(_5))(_3)N(H)C(_6)H(_11) and C(_5)H(_5)(CH(_2))(_3)N(H)CH(_2)C(_6)H(_5) coordination to a zirconium centre was achieved via homoleptic amide reactions to yield the metal complexes Zr[Ƞ(^5):Ƞ(^1)-C(_5)H(_4)(CH(_2))(_3)NR'](NMe(_2)2) (R' = C(_6)H(_11), CH(_2)C(_6)H(_5)). Preparation of the chiral ligand 2-pyrrolidine methylene cyclopentadiene, C(_5)H(_5)CH(_2)(C(_4)H(_7))NH, was also attempted. Chapter 1 provides an introduction to the history, types and applications of functionalized cyclopentadienyl complexes, including a detailed discussion of amide functionalized cyclopentadienyl complexes. Chapter 2 provides a general discussion of the preparation of trimethylene-bridged amide functionalized cyclopentadienyl complexes and describes the results obtained in this work. Chapter 3 describes the experimental procedures utilized in this work.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Award:Master of Science
Thesis Date:1999
Copyright:Copyright of this thesis is held by the author
Deposited On:13 Sep 2012 15:47

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