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ERIC Number: EJ1218903
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Using Transition-Metal Complexes as Catalysts for Radical Addition Reactions: A Laboratory Experiment Demonstrating the Important Role of Catalysts in an Organic Transformation Reaction
Burke, Journi E.; Khoury, Emily A.; Koskay, Grant J.; LeWarne, Christopher J.; Reeson, Emily A.; Sandquist, Katherine L.; Oshin, Kayode D.; Zeller, Matthias
Journal of Chemical Education, v96 n6 p1236-1244 Jun 2019
This laboratory experiment demonstrates the important utility of transition-metal complexes as catalysts in the addition reaction of carbon tetrabromide (CBr ) to select alkenes. This application offers students the opportunity to understand why transition-metal complexes are worth synthesizing. The experiment builds on fundamental theories presented during first-year general chemistry courses and integrates concepts taught in organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, organometallics, and instrumental analysis. It incorporates some advanced laboratory practices for students to assimilate with, such as literature searches and interpretation; organometallic compound analysis; catalysis experiment design; reaction mechanisms; NMR spectroscopy with comprehensive spectra interpretation; and X-ray crystallography.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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