Use this URL to cite or link to this record in EThOS:
Title: Synthetic applications of polar transition metal metallocenes
Author: Stokes, Francesca Alice
Awarding Body: University of Cambridge
Current Institution: University of Cambridge
Date of Award: 2013
Availability of Full Text:
Access from EThOS:
Full text unavailable from EThOS. Please try the link below.
Access from Institution:
Since the sandwich structure of ferrocene was elucidated in 1952, metallocenes have generated a vast amount of interest. Transition metal metallocenes have previously been shown to be suitable precursors in the syntheses of novel organometallic and metallo-organic complexes, although the use of metal halide starting materials for organometallic synthesis is much more common due to their being readily commercially available and generally easier to handle than the extremely air- and moisture-sensitive metallocene alternatives. In this project, the polar transition metal metallocenes Cp2V, Cp2Cr, Cp2Mn and Cp2Ni were employed as precursors in the synthesis of fourteen novel metal containing complexes, in several cases generating products which could not have been obtained using metal halide starting materials.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: EPSRC
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: metallocenes ; transition metals ; inorganic chemistry ; polar metallocenes ; inorganic synthesis ; paddlewheels ; organometallics