Electronic requirements for C-H activation in half-sandwich complexes
Organic Chemistry: Current Research

Organic Chemistry: Current Research
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Electronic requirements for C-H activation in half-sandwich complexes

3rd International Conference on Organic and Inorganic Chemistry

July 17-19, 2017 Chicago, USA

Ashoka G Samuelson and Murugesan Thenraj

Indian Institute of Science, India

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: Organic Chem Curr Res

Abstract :

Activation of C-H bonds continues to attract significant attention. The interaction of C-H bonds plays an important role in several reactions besides being the key step for activating alkanes. We have carried out computational study of the interaction half-sandwich metal fragments (metal=Re/W/Ru, electron count=d6/d8), containing linear nitrosyl (NO+), carbon monoxide (CO), trifluorophosphine (PF3), N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands with alkanes using density functional theory employing the hybrid meta-GGA functional (M06). With d6 metal complexes, electron deficiency on the metal improves the formation of stable alkane complexes in the order NHC

Biography :

Ashoka G Samuelson had his early education in Tiruchirapalli, India. After obtaining a Master’s degree in Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras at Chennai he finished his Doctoral studies at Cornell University, Ithaca. He has been working in the Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore since then. His research interests are organometallic and coordination chemistry of transition metals. Their goal is to utilize the reactivity of organometallic compounds to devise new catalysts or anticancer active molecules. His research group often employs computational tools to supplement and complement their experimental findings.

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