Date of Award

Fall 12-9-2016

Degree Type

Honors Thesis

Department

Chemistry

First Advisor

Elliott B. Hulley

Abstract

Undergraduate research has been a cornerstone to my education at the University of Wyoming. In this text, I review my research experiences and independent projects in inorganic chemistry. Specifically I discuss my experience with iron organometallics for [2+2+2] cycloaddition, photoredox-activated C-N formation using nickel organometallics, and iron organometallics with bifunctional ligand frameworks for olefin metathesis. Another area of my research focuses on a class of nanomaterials known as magic number clusters. I discuss my work in the Hulley Group regarding the synthesis and characterization of an atomically-precise iron oxide cluster, Fe9O6(Np)6(TMEDA)3.

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