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Small Molecule Elimination from Group IVB (Ti, Zr, Hf) Amido Complexes

Description: This article discusses small molecule elimination from group IVB (Ti, Zr, Hf) amido complexes. An ab initio quantum chemical analysis of HX (X = H, CH₃, Cl, NH₂, SiH₃) elimination by group IVB (Ti, Zr, Hf) amidos (H₂(X)M - NH₂ → H₂M = NH + HX), of interest in the context of CVD precursor design, is reported.
Date: May 1993
Creator: Cundari, Thomas R., 1964- & Gordon, Mark S.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Synthesis and characterization of molecules for electron transfer research.

Description: Dimethoxynaphthalene (donor) and quinone (acceptor) have been chosen as a suitable redox pair and are bonded to either permethylated silane chains or corresponding permethylated alkyl chains to form Acceptor-(Bridge)-Donor molecules. The idea that the s-delocalization phenomenon of silane chains may greatly facilitate ET reactions will be tested. The starting material for the donor precursor, 4-(1,4-dimethoxynaphthyl)bromocyclohexane, was 1,4-naphthoquinone. After methylation and bromination, the Grignard reagent of the resulting bromide was reacted with cyclohexanedione, mono ethylene ketal. The resulting alcohol was changed to the donor precursor through the following functional group transformation steps: dehydration, hydrogenation, deketalization and bromination. 1,4-Dibenzyloxybromobenzene, the precursor for the acceptor, was synthesized from 1,4-hydroquinone through bromination and benzylation. The connection of the two precursors and either permethylated silane chains or permethylated alkyl chains will give the final target molecules for ET research. Progress on this is included.
Date: December 2000
Creator: Xiao, Wu
Partner: UNT Libraries

Carbon-Hydrogen Bond Activation by Titanium Imido Complexes. Computational Evidence for the Role of Alkane Adducts in Selective C-H Activation

Description: This article reports calculations that probe the role of R (hydrocarbon) and R' (ligand substituent) effects on the reaction coordinate for C-H activation.
Date: January 19, 2002
Creator: Cundari, Thomas R., 1964-; Klinckman, Thomas R. & Wolczanski, Peter T.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Activation of Carbon-Hydrogen and Hydrogen-Hydrogen Bonds by Copper-Nitrenes: A Comparison of Density Functionality Theory with Single- and Multireference Correlation Consistent Composite Approaches

Description: Article on a comparison of density functional theory with single- and multireference correlation consistent composite approaches (ccCA).
Date: October 19, 2009
Creator: Tekarli, Sammer M.; Williams, T. Gavin & Cundari, Thomas R., 1964-
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences