Date of Award

1973

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Department

Chemistry

First Advisor

Larry O. Spreer

Abstract

Transition metal ions, in low oxidation states, have gained increasing use as versatile reducing agents for a number of organic compounds. The ability of metal ion to act as reducing agents in organic reactions is frequently thought to be due to the formation of intermediates which contain an organic species bound to a metal, although the identy of these organo-metallic intermediates has been determined in relatively few cases.

The purpose of this research was to investigate the kinetics and mechanism of one such reaction: the reduction of iodoform to methane by chromium(II). Two air stable organochromium(III) intermediates were separated and identified from the reaction mixture of iodoform and Cr(II). Separate stoichiometric and kinetic studies were done on each of these species.

Pages

135

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Chemistry Commons

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