[Truncated abstract] This thesis is presented in two parts. The first part describes the synthesis of tertiary phosphine compounds with alkyne functionalised pendant arms (for example, I). The reactions of these mixed phosphine/alkyne donor ligands with various tungsten, rhodium and nickel sources, were investigated, in an attempt to synthesize new organometallic cages such as II.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2011|