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dc.contributor.advisor Billups, W. Edward
dc.creatorGibbs, Suzanne
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-18T21:24:05Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-18T21:24:05Z
dc.date.issued 1984
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/104491
dc.description.abstract This work involves a study of ground state and photoexcited metal atoms reacting with ethylene, cyclopropane, acetylene and ethylene oxide in an argon matrix at 12°K. The reactions were followed by infrared spectroscopy. Ground state titanium atoms deoxygenate ethylene oxide to yield TiO and ethylene. Both iron atoms and dimers form adducts with ethylene oxide which when photoexcited yield ethylene and the iron oxides. Whereas titanium atoms fail to react with cyclopropane, photoexcited iron atoms and dimers insert into a carboncarbon bond of cyclopropane. Photoexcited iron atoms also insert into a carbon-hydrogen bond of acetylene. Titanium atoms react spontaneously with acetylene to yield a complex. Titanium atoms react with ethylene to form either a three-membered ring or a dicarbene and higher complexes.
dc.format.extent 95 pp
dc.language.iso eng
dc.title Bond activation by photoexcited metal atoms
dc.identifier.digital RICE2126
dc.contributor.committeeMember Parry, R. J.;Wilson, Lon J.
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Chemistry
thesis.degree.discipline Natural Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts
dc.format.digitalOrigin reformatted digital
dc.identifier.callno THESIS CHEM. 1984 GIBBS
dc.identifier.citation Gibbs, Suzanne. "Bond activation by photoexcited metal atoms." (1984) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/104491.


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