University of Tasmania

File(s) under permanent embargo

Imidazole substituted ligands in late transitional metal catalysis : comparative synthetic, spectroscopic and catalytic studies

posted on 2023-05-27, 00:19 authored by Batten, Michael Peter
This thesis addresses the chemistry of imidazole containing ligands, particularly with respect to their nickel, iron and molybdenum complexes. The ability of many of the nickel and iron complexes to support chain-building olefin insertion reactions is described. The results are presented within the context of the current state-of-theart late transition metal oligo-polymerisation catalysis via an extensive review of the literature.


Publication status

  • Unpublished

Rights statement

Copyright 2008 the Author - The University is continuing to endeavour to trace the copyright owner(s) and in the meantime this item has been reproduced here in good faith. We would be pleased to hear from the copyright owner(s). Thesis (PhD)--University of Tasmania, 2008. Includes bibliographical references. Ch. 1. Producing tailored hydrocarbons by exploiting the ability of olefins to insert into metal-hydrocarbyl bonds. From Ziegler-Natta catalysis to late transition metal systems -- Ch. 2. Developing a descriptive understanding of chelating ligands by comparing the calculated electronic properties of the ligands to the photo-electronic properties of their molybdenum complexes -- Ch. 3. Imidazole nickel(II) chemistry. Synthesis and characterisation of complexes bearing chelating N,N and N,O donor ligands -- Ch. 4. In search of coordinatively unsaturated iron(II)/(III) complexes containing low steric bulk imidazole ligands -- Ch. 5. Iron and nickel chelate complexes as precursors for ethylene olig/polymerisation Activation by alkylaluminiums, NaBAF or thermolysis -- Ch. 6. Synthesis of substituted imidazoles for use as chelating ligands

Repository Status

  • Restricted

Usage metrics

    Thesis collection


    No categories selected



    Ref. manager