Beta-diketiminato nickel and copper complexes in C-N bond formation and N-O bond activation
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Georgetown University, 2011.; Includes bibliographical references.; Text (Electronic thesis) in PDF format. Carbon-nitrogen bond formation (C-N) is an essential process in synthetic chemistry. The ability to form C-N bonds without traditional functional group manipulations can decrease synthetic steps and chemical byproducts.; A focus of this work is the development of nickel and copper systems for catalytic C-N bond formation. Our approach involves the discovery of stoichiometric transformations, study of mechanistic details, and application of these insights to develop new catalytic protocols for C-N bond formation.
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