This project involves the synthesis of macrocycles using Suzuki cross coupling reactions and the subsequent use of these macrocycles as ligands for various transition metals. The macrocyclic environment is expected to confer special properties to the metal, which will be studied in solid state structure determination, spectroscopic characterization and in catalytic applications such as alkene metathesis.
Disciplines: organic chemistry
Student Skill-Set Needed: organic chemistry background, fundamental grasp of organometallic chemistry, able to work independently, work well in a team environment, database searching and chemical drawing skills, motivated for a career in the chemical sciences (broadly defined)
Compensation: Academic Credit
For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:
Faculty Member: Steven T. Diver
Office: 572 Natural Sciences