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Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.)



First Advisor

Herschel Frye

First Committee Member

Donald K. Wedegaertner

Second Committee Member

Patrick R. Jones


The purpose of this study was to prepare and characterize complexes produced by the reactions of spermine and spermidine with palladium(II) chloride. A first analysis of the problem seemed to indicate that preparation of the complexes should be straightforward and not difficult. Bonding of the nitrogen atoms to the metals allows sterically for formation of two six-membered rings separated by a tetramethylene chain in a spermine complex, and by a six-membered chelate ring in a spermidine complex.



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