This project involves the synthesis of diruthenium complexes that can be used to probe the possible intermediates in the C-H bond activation of alkanes. The precursor complexes to be synthesized are alkyl complexes with two ruthenium metal centers. The characterization of the precursor complexes will use 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopy. The REAP-STEM student will learn how to acquire and interpret this spectroscopic data. This Chemistry REAP Apprentice must be 16 years or older at the start of the research project (by June 10, 2019).
Learn spectroscopy and study chemistry with Dr. Martin Chin, Chemistry & Biochemistry Department