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Title: A combined spectroscopic and theoretical approach to the development of homogeneous catalysts for hydrogen transfer chemistry
Author: Hall, Andrew
Awarding Body: University of Bath
Current Institution: University of Bath
Date of Award: 2019
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Understanding the speciation of homogeneous catalysts in solution under turnover conditions and their dynamic evolution over the course of the reaction presents a long-standing challenge for traditional mechanistic investigations based on initial rate analysis and stoichiometric test experiments. This thesis shows how high resolution FlowNMR spectroscopy is a powerful non-invasive tool for studying air-sensitive transition metal catalysis under working conditions in real time, as exemplified by the investigation of the photochemical oxidation of N-allybenzylamine requiring a sustained input of light and air, and the asymmetric transfer hydrogenation of aryl ketones from isopropanol using Noyori catalysts.
Supervisor: Hintermair, Ulrich ; Lowe, John ; Buchard, Antoine Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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