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


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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