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Kinetic and mechanistic studies of supported-nanoparticle heterogeneous catalyst formation in contact with solution
Contributor:Mondloch, Joseph E.
This dissertation begins with a comprehensive and critical review of the literature addressing the kinetics and mechanism(s) of supported-nanoparticle heterogeneous catalyst formation. The review chapter that follows makes ...
Mechanistic investigations and ligand development for rhodium catalyzed [2+2+2] and zinc catalyzed [4+2] cycloadditions
Contributor:Dalton, Derek M.
Described herein are mechanistic studies and ligand development for Rh(I) catalyzed [2+2+2] cycloaddition reactions of alkene tethered isocyanates and exogenous alkynes. A mechanistic hypothesis has been proposed and ...
Water oxidation catalysis beginning with cobalt polyoxometalates : determining the dominant catalyst under electrocatalytic conditions and investigation of the surface properties of Co3O4 nanoparticles
Contributor:Folkman, Scott Jerald
Generation of hydrogen as a fuel is one of the most promising technologies for a renewable energy future. Electrocatalytic water splitting can take energy from virtually any power source and split water into oxygen and ...
Investigations of the identity of the true catalyst in three systems, including the development of catalyst poisoning methodology
Following brief reviews of the pertinent "who is the catalyst?" and "M4 (M= transition-metal) cluster catalysis" literature, the research presented herein is focused on the investigations of the true catalyst for three ...
N-heterocyclic carbene catalyzed α-redox reaction : catalytic synthesis of amides and carboxylic acids
N-heterocyclic carbene catalyzed α-redox reaction has been utilized towards the catalytic synthesis of amides utilizing amines and substoichiometric quantities of an acyl transfer reagent in a waste reduced acylation ...
Enantioselective β-functionalization of enals via N-heterocyclic carbene catalysis
Contributor:White, Nicholas Andrew
A series of δ-nitroesters were synthesized through the N-heterocyclic carbene catalyzed coupling of enals and nitroalkenes. The asymmetric coupling of these substrates via the homoenolate pathway afford δ-nitroesters in ...
Development and application of metal-catalyzed diamination reactions, The
Contributor:Cornwall, Richard G.
Nitrogen-rich molecules are of great interest in chemistry and incorporation of nitrogen into molecules is an on-going active field of study. In particular, vicinal diamines are important functional moieties that are found ...
Protein engineering therapeutic strategies and tools
Contributor:Ta, Angeline Ngoc
Proteins have become an important tool for research development and therapeutics. Proteins complement the use of small molecules as well as overcome challenges that small molecules cannot. The contrasting difference of ...
N,N-Diaryl Dihydrophenazine photoredox catalysis for organocatalyzed atom transfer radical polymerization
Contributor:Ryan, Matthew David
The synthesis, application, and mechanistic investigation of the 5,10-diaryldihydrophenazine catalyst family as applied to organocatalyzed atom transfer radical polymerization is presented in this dissertation. The N,N-Diaryl ...
Metal organic frameworks as heterogenous nitric oxide catalysts for use in the development of therapeutic polymer materials
Contributor:Harding, Jacqueline L.
Implantable polymeric medical devices are subject to surface biofouling due to the deposition of microbial agents and the accumulation of proteins at the material interface. Consequently, medical devices which are intended ...