Use this URL to cite or link to this record in EThOS:
Title: Towards the activation of alcohols with hydrogen bonding ligand complexes
Author: Uren, Tristan Edward
ISNI:       0000 0004 5916 7665
Awarding Body: University of Bristol
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 2016
Availability of Full Text:
Access from EThOS:
Bioalcohols have the potential in the future to become a major renewable fuel and chemical feedstock, replacing fossil fuels. A new homogeneous method for alcohol activation was hypothesised incorporating a low valent, electron rich metal complex, e.g. iridium(l) and rhodium(I), and a hydrogen bonding organocatalyst. Metal complexes with ligands containing thiourea, guanidine or urea groups were therefore synthesised and characterised, with a preference for the hydrogen bonding group to be pendant. The thiourea groups typically coordinated, while the urea groups were generally pendant. Complexation of the guanidine containing ligands showed a variety of complexes with pendant and coordinated guanidine groups. 2D-NOESY spectroscopy was used to establish hydrogen bonding between some of the ligands or complexes, and alcohols.
Supervisor: Wass, Duncan F. Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available