Synthesis and characterization of a ferrocene-containing aminophenol ligand: on route to redox-switchable catalysts

Pham, Nhan Duy (2023) Synthesis and characterization of a ferrocene-containing aminophenol ligand: on route to redox-switchable catalysts. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Ferrocene is an organometallic compound classified as a metallocene with the formula Fe(η5-C5H5)2. In the latter half of the 1950s, it was discovered and became a "hot" molecule because of its reversible redox behaviour. A number of scientific papers related to ferrocene-based ligands and their applications have been published, and this literature is reviewed in Chapter 1. Scientists have applied them to various fields such as catalysis, heavy metal removal, organic pollutant removal, bio-sensing, food analysis, and energy storage. In 2006 the first example of a redox controlled ring-opening polymerization was reported by Long and coworkers, showing different activities in the polymerization of rac-lactide depending on the oxidation state of the ferrocene units. In this thesis, ferrocene-containing aminophenol ligand which was successfully synthesized and characterized by NMR and UV-Vis spectroscopies, MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry, and X-ray crystallography. The electrochemical behaviour of the ferrocene-containing aminophenol ligand was determined by cyclic voltammetry (CV). These findings provide valuable information for further studies on the potential applications of the synthesized ligand in various fields, such as catalysis and electrochemistry.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Item ID: 16309
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 72-79)
Keywords: ferrocene-based ligand, redox-switchable catalysts, organometallic chemistry, cyclic voltammetry, X-ray crystallography, MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry
Department(s): Science, Faculty of > Chemistry
Date: December 2023
Date Type: Submission
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Library of Congress Subject Heading: Ferrocene; Metallocenes; Organometallic compounds; Oxidation-reduction reaction; Ligands; Voltammetry; Catalysis; X-ray crystallography; Mass spectrometry

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