2008 Student Research Conference:
21st Annual Student Research Conference

Ozone as an Oxidant for Ruthenium and Chromium Complexes
Rene W. Buell
Dr. James McCormick and Dr. Russell G. Baughman, Faculty Mentors

The reactions of ozone with Ru2+ and Ru3+ complexes of the oxidatively robust ligand TPA (TPA = tris(2-pyridylmethyl)amine) are studied. In THF solution at –78°C the complexes [Ru(TPA)(DMSO)Cl]Cl and [RuCl(TPA)]2(PF6)2 do not undergo any significant reaction with O3, in contrast to the previously reported reactions of RuCl3 ·3H2O with O3 in aqueous solution. In addition, the reactions of Cr3+ ethylenediamine (en) complexes are also studied. The complex [cis-Cr(en)2Cl2]Cl does not react with O3 in THF at –78°C, but the corresponding triflate (CF3SO3-) does.

Keywords: Metal Complexes, Ozone, Oxidation, Synthesis, Inorganic


Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 3-4
Location: VH 1320
Time: 9:00

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