Synthesis and Characterization of Multi-Redox State Transition Metal Pincer Ligand Complexes

Thursday, November 12, 2020


Zoe Fokakis

Department of Chemistry

College of Arts & Sciences

Time: 4:00 PM

WebEx: https://msstate.webex.com/meet/evd20

Redox active pincer ligands have been shown to enhance the electronic properties of transition metal complexes for more effective catalysis. While previous research has demonstrated these effects using pyridine ligand-complexes, this study explores the potential of pyrazine and naphthyridine ligands as electronic storage moieties. Upon synthesizing two pyrazine ligands and three resulting iron-ligand complexes, spectroscopic methods were utilized to determine their electronic and structural characteristics. These findings and their comparison to the existing pyridine(diimine) complexes will be discussed.


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