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Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.)


Graduate School

First Advisor

Herschel Frye

First Committee Member

Richard P. Dodge

Second Committee Member

Emerson G. Cobb


Although some organic hydroxy acid complexes of palladium(II) and nickel(II) have been described (1-9), crystalline palladium(II) and mickel(II) dicycloalkanecarboxylates have not been reported.

The interaction of a palladium salt such as NA2PdCl4 or a nickel salt such as NiCl2·6H2 with cycloalkane carboxylic acids which contain 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 carbons produces deep green carboxylates with palladium(II) and yellowish green carboxylates with nickel(II).