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dc.contributor.advisorCotton, F. Albert
dc.creatorYu, Rongmin
dc.date.accessioned2007-04-25T20:08:05Z
dc.date.available2007-04-25T20:08:05Z
dc.date.created2005-12
dc.date.issued2007-04-25
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/4794
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation concerns the syntheses and characterization of supramolecules with quadruply bonded Mo2 4+ units, Mo2(DAniF)3 + (DAniF = N,N'-di-p-anisylformamidinate) or cis- Mo2(DAniF)2 2+, and chiral organometallic Rh2 4+ units, including racemic cis-Rh2(C6H4PPh2)2 2+ and pure enantiomers of cis-Rh2(C6H4PPh2)2 2+. Molecular pairs of dimolybdenum units in which Mo2(DAniF)3 + units are linked by cyclic diamidate anions or dioxolene anions have been investigated. Linkers impact the electronic communication between the dimetal units in various ways. The symmetry and the energy of the frontier orbitals of the linker are among the factors which influence significantly the properties of the molecular pairs. Nature has provided us a great opportunity to study quantitatively the equilibrium between neutral supramolecules with cis-Mo2(DAniF)2 2+ units. Studies of the concentrationdependent and temperature-dependent equilibria between a molecular triangle and square as well as a molecular loop and triangle using 1H and 19F NMR spectra provide quantitative values for the thermodynamic equilibrium constant K, as well as ∆Hº, and ∆Sº for the equilibria. The synthesis and characterization supramolecular compounds containing chiral cis- Rh2(C6H4PPh2)2 2+ units, including three racemic triangles and pure enantiomers of three triangles, a carceplex with T symmetry and two loops are also presented.en
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dc.format.mediumelectronicen
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherTexas A&M University
dc.subjectSupramoleculeen
dc.subjectdimetalen
dc.subjectstructureen
dc.subjectequilibriumen
dc.subjectchiralen
dc.subjectcatalysisen
dc.titleSupramolecules with dimolybdenum or chiral dirhodium unitsen
dc.typeBooken
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentChemistryen
thesis.degree.disciplineChemistryen
thesis.degree.grantorTexas A&M Universityen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDunbar, Kim R.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberFackler, John P.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSaylak, Donald
dc.type.genreElectronic Dissertationen
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