Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1979

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Chemistry

First Advisor

Edwin Olson

Abstract

The oxidative addition reaction of methyl iodide to rhodium or iridium complexes were investigated, incorporating various orthro-substituted dimethylphenylphosphine ligands on the metal complexes. Evidence of rate enhancement for the oxidative addition reaction of the various complexes with methyl iodide was found, due to the influence of the ortho-substitutes. The complexes studieded were:
Carbonyl (chloro) bis-[o-chlorophenyl (dimethyl) phosphine] -rhodium (I)
Carbonyl (chloro) bis-[o-bromophenyl (dimethyl) phosphine] -rhodium (I)
Carbonyl (chloro) bis-[dimethyphenlphosphine] -rhodium (I)
Carbonyl (chloro) bis-[o-chlorophenyl (dimethyl) phosphine] -rhodium (I)
The increase in relative reaction rates for the complexes were found to proceed in the order: Br > Cl > H for ortho-phenyl substituent and Ir (I) . Rh (I) for complexes of similar ligand type.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Chemistry, Organic Carbonyl compounds Alcohols

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

93

Publisher

South Dakota State University

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