Earth-Abundant Transition Metal Hydride Complexes for Dehydrocoupling and Hydrosilylation Catalysis

  • Author / Creator
    Lummis, Paul A
  • The research presented in this thesis details the synthesis of transition metal hydride complexes, with the focus on utilising these complexes for (a) the dehydrocoupling of amine-borane adducts, and (b) the hydrosilylation and hydroboration of unsaturated organic moieties. In both instances, catalysts were developed that are capable of performing the desired catalyst at relatively efficient rates. Additionally, the development of new silylbis(amine) and silylbis(guanidine) ligand precursors is described, and efforts to employ these compounds to create low-coordinate transition metal and main group metal hydride species is presented. While the compounds based upon a silylbis(guanidine) architecture proved to be quite poor ligands, the work presented in this thesis provides a useful building block for the design of future neutral guanidine ligands.

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  • Graduation date
    Fall 2015
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    Doctor of Philosophy
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    University of Alberta
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  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • West, Frederick (Chemistry)
    • Fontaine, Frederic-Georges (External examiner)
    • Bergen, Steven (Chemistry)
    • Lundgren, Rylan (Chemistry)