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Date of Award


Document Type

Thesis-ISU Access Only

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Department of Chemistry

First Advisor

Craig C. McLauchlan


A series of vanadium(IV) dimers have been synthesized that bear bridging phosph(on/in)ate ligands with varying substituents, and terminal methoxy and ethoxy Kläui ligands [CpPOR,ORCo], R=Me, Et, resulting in two VO6 centers per complex. The complexes have been widely characterized, employing techniques such as spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, and electrochemical analysis. The oxidative catalytic activity of each complex on the oxidation of 3,5-di-tert-butylcatechol to 3,5-di-tert-butyl-o-benzoquinone under aerobic conditions is presented herein.


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