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Water oxidation catalysis beginning with cobalt polyoxometalates: determining the dominant catalyst under electrocatalytic conditions and investigation of the surface properties of Co3O4 nanoparticles
Author(s):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 ...
Kinetic and mechanistic studies of supported-nanoparticle heterogeneous catalyst formation in contact with solution
Author(s):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 ...
Studies concerning platinum-catalyzed 1,6-enyne cycloisomerizations: a unified synthetic approach to the Gelsemium alkaloids
Author(s):Newcomb, Eric Thomas
The development and application of transition metal-catalyzed enyne cyclization reactions is an ever growing and active area of research in modern organic synthesis. One prolific class of catalysts studied in this broad ...
Mechanistic investigations and ligand development for rhodium catalyzed [2+2+2] and zinc catalyzed [4+2] cycloadditions
Author(s):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 ...
Design and application of strongly reducing photoredox catalysts for small molecule and macromolecular synthesis
Author(s):Pearson, Ryan Michael
The synthesis and application of new families of strongly reducing organic photoredox catalysts are described in this dissertation. These compounds provide a platform on which catalytically relevant properties including ...
Metal organic frameworks as heterogenous nitric oxide catalysts for use in the development of therapeutic polymer materials
Author(s):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 ...
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 ...
Protein engineering therapeutic strategies and tools
Author(s):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
Author(s):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 ...
Application of new methodology to complex molecule synthesis: studies toward the synthesis of pordamacrine A and liphagal, The
Author(s):Seizert, Curtis A.
The coevolution of organic synthesis and methodology has contributed greatly to the growth of both fields. This has been enabled by the invention of new methods during the prosecution of a synthesis in order to solve ...