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Title: Palladacycles for non-redox C-C bond forming reactions
Author: Pilarski, Lukasz T.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2670 3839
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 2009
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This thesis is concerned with the use of palladacyclic complexes as catalysts for C-C and C-heteroatom bond-forming reactions in which an oxidation state change of the metal centre is not part of the catalytic cycle. To this end, the investigation of a range of known K²-C,L-based palladacycles in the allylation of aldehyde and imine substrates using stannanes, as well as the 1,4-conjugate arylation of enones and imines using arylboronic acids under mild conditions is described. In each case the commercially available phosphite-based dimeric palladacycle is found to be the most active complex capable of achieving excellent conversions (>90%) at the 0.5 - 2.5mol% loading range. Three previously unknown phosphinite and amidophosphinite palladium pincer complexes are also synthesised, characterised (including crystallographically) and tested in the 1,4-conjugate addition of phenylboronic acid to chalcone and found to be inactive.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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