Inorganic Chemistry Seminar: Dr. Skye Fortier, University of Texas- El Paso

October 09, 2018 - 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Dr. Skye Fortier

"Metastable Metal Complexes Supported by Guanidinate Ligands"

-In this talk, we describe the chemistry of "metastable" iron and titanium complexes supported by N-donor ligands.  We have synthesized a "super bulky" guanidinate that provides kinetic stabilization to reactive metal fragments.  To this end, our efforts to synthesize and isolate complexes containing Fe=O/Fe≡N functionalities are discussed.  Additionally, we detail our work with titanium supported by guanidinate and imidazolin-2-iminato ligands and describe its reduction chemistry. For example, we have synthesized electron-rich titanium complexes, that when reduced by two-electrons, give access to Ti(II) synthons.  These Ti(II) platforms are highly reducing and exhibit unique reactivity. For instance, we observe oxidative-addition of C(sp3)-H bonds which enables catalytic transfer hydrogenation of cyclic olefins.  This reactivity and more will be presented.


Carol Lynch Lecture Hall

 Chemistry Complex

Host: Mindiola


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