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Computational s-Block Thermochemistry with the Correlation Consistent Composite Approach

Description: Article discussing research on computational s-block thermochemistry with the correlation consistent composite approach, which has been shown to accurately compute gas-phase enthalapies of formation for alkali and alkaline earth metal oxides and hydroxides.
Date: October 3, 2007
Creator: DeYonker, Nathan J.; Ho, Dustin S.; Wilson, Angela K. & Cundari, Thomas R., 1964-
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Combined Experimental and Computational Study of TpRu{P(pyr)3} (NCMe)Me (pyr = N-pyrrolyl): Inter- and Intramolecular Activation of C-H Bonds and the Impact of Sterics on Catalytic Hydroarylation of Olefins

Description: This article discusses a combined experimental and computational study of TpRu{P(pyr)3} (NCMe)Me (pyr = N-pyrrolyl).
Date: October 4, 2007
Creator: Foley, Nicholas A.; Lail, Marty; Gunnoe, T. Brent; Cundari, Thomas R., 1964-; Boyle, Paul D. & Petersen, Jeffrey L.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Quantitative Computational Thermochemistry of Transition Metal Species

Description: This article discusses quantitative computational thermochemistry of transition metal species. The correlation consistent Composite Approach (ccCA), which has been shown to achieve chemical accuracy (±1 kcal mol⁻¹) for a large benchmark set of main group and s-block metal compounds, is used to compute enthalpies of formation for a set of 17 3d transition metal species.
Date: May 15, 2007
Creator: DeYonker, Nathan J.; Peterson, Kirk A.; Steyl, Gideon; Wilson, Angela K. & Cundari, Thomas R., 1964-
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Evidence for Strong Tantalum-to-Boron Dative Interactions in (silox)3Ta(BH3) and (silox)3Ta(ɳ2-B,CI-BCI2Ph) (silox = tBu3SiO)1

Description: This article discusses strong tantalum-to-boron dative interactions in (silox)3Ta(BH3) and (silox)3Ta(ɳ2-B,CI-BCI2Ph) (silox = tBu3SiO)1.
Date: January 24, 2007
Creator: Bonanno, Jeffrey B.; Henry, Thomas P.; Wolczanski, Peter T.; Pierpont, Aaron W. & Cundari, Thomas R., 1964-
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Combined Experimental and Computational Studies on the Nature of Aromatic C-H Activation by Octahedral Ruthenium(II) Complexes: Evidence for σ-Bond Metathesis from Hammett Studies

Description: Article discussing combined experimental and computational studies on the nature of aromatic C-H activation by octahedral ruthenium(II) complexes of the type TpRu(L)(NCMe)R [Tp = hydridotris(pyrazolyl)borate; R = alkyl or aryl; L = CO or PMe3].
Date: November 27, 2007
Creator: DeYonker, Nathan J.; Foley, Nicholas A.; Cundari, Thomas R., 1964-; Gunnoe, T. Brent & Petersen, Jeffrey L.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Activation of Carbon-Hydrogen Bonds via 1,2-Addition across M-X (X = OH or NH2) Bonds of d6 Transition Metals as a Potential Key Step in Hydrocarbon Functionalization: A Computational Study

Description: Article discussing a computational study on the activation of carbon-hydrogen bonds via 1,2-addition across M-X (X = OH or NH2) bonds of d6 transition metals as a potential key step in hydrocarbon functionalization.
Date: October 6, 2007
Creator: Cundari, Thomas R., 1964-; Grimes, Thomas V. & Gunnoe, T. Brent
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Comparative Reactivity of TpRu(L)(NCMe)Ph (L = CO or PMe3): Impact of Ancillary Ligand L on Activation of Carbon-Hydrogen Bonds Including Catalytic Hydroarylation and Hydrovinylation/Oligomerization of Ethylene

Description: Article discussing research on the comparative reactivity of TpRu(L)(NCMe)Ph (L = CO or PMe3) and the impact of ancillary ligand L on activation of carbon-hydrogen bonds including catalytic hydroarylation and hyrdovinylation/oligomerization of ethylene.
Date: May 9, 2007
Creator: Foley, Nicholas A.; Lail, Marty; Lee, John P.; Gunnoe, T. Brent; Cundari, Thomas R., 1964- & Petersen, Jeffrey L.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Photophysical studies of silver(I), platinum(II), palladium(II), and nickel(II) complexes and their use in electronic devices.

Description: This dissertation deals with two major topics that involve spectroscopic studies of (a) divalent group 10 metals and (b) silver(I)-phosphine complexes. The scope of the work involved the delineation of the electronic structure of these complexes in different environments and their use in electronic devices. The first topic is a look at the luminescence of tetrahedral silver(I)-phosphine complexes. Broad unstructured emissions with large Stokes shifts were found for these complexes. Computational analysis of the singlet and triplet state geometries suggests that this emission is due to a Jahn-Teller type distortion. The second topic represents the major thrust of this research, which is an investigation into the electronic structure of M(diimine)X2 (M= Pt(II), Pd(II), or Ni(II); X = dichloro, or dithiolate ligands) complexes and their interactions with an electron acceptor or Lewis acid. Chapter 3 assesses the use of some of these complexes in dye sensitized solar cells (DSSCs); it is shown that these complexes may lead to a viable alternative to the more expensive ruthenium-based dyes that are being implemented now. Chapter 4 is an investigation into donor/acceptor pairs involving this class of complexes, which serves as a feasibility test for the use of these complexes in organic photo-voltaics (OPVs) and thin-film field-effect transistors (OTFTs). The mixing of a donor Pt molecule with an electron deficient nitrofluorenone gives rise to new absorption bands in the NIR region. Computational studies of one of the solids suggest that these complexes may have metallic behavior. Chapter 5 demonstrates association in solution, previously unobserved, for Pt(diimine)Cl2 complexes. This chapter is an investigation into the effects of the association mode for this class of complexes on the absorption and emission properties. One of the complexes was used as the emitter in organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs). The results of this study show that these complexes ...
Date: December 2007
Creator: Hudson, Joshua M.
Partner: UNT Libraries