The Investigation of Novel Nickel Catalysts and Their Application to Organic Synthesis

Jeremy Duczynski

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Abstract

This thesis describes the development of new nickel(0) and nickel(II) complexes containing both N-heterocyclic carbene and phosphite ligands. New three-coordinate nickel(0) complexes were shown to be highly capable catalysts for the Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling of aryl tosylates with boronic acids. Mechanistic details of this reaction were elucidated by the isolation and characterisation of a reaction intermediate as well as through NMR studies. Also explored in the thesis is the application of tert-butyldimethylsilyl amine as an effective silylating agent for phenols, benzyl alcohols and carboxylic acids under mild and solvent-free conditions.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Stewart, Scott, Supervisor
  • Dorta, Reto, Supervisor
  • Fuller, Becky, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date22 Feb 2021
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2021

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