Date Thesis Awarded

5-2011

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelors of Science (BS)

Department

Chemistry

Advisor

Robert J. Hinkle

Committee Member

Elizabeth J. Harbron

Committee Member

Tun-jen Cheng

Abstract

Bismuth reagents have proven to be effective catalysts for a wide variety of reactions in organic chemistry. In order to study optimal tether lengths between Lewis basic sites on ligands, coordination studies of various organic compounds with Bi(III) salts are described. The use of BiBr3 in the synthesis of tetrahydropyran moieties with distinct stereochemistry was also studied. These investigations have also attempted to shed light on the ambiguity surrounding the method of action behind Bi(III) salts' catalytic processes.

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Comments

Thesis is part of Honors ETD pilot project, 2008-2013. Migrated from Dspace in 2016.

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