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dc.contributor.advisorMillar, Michelleen_US
dc.contributor.authorSpritzer, Daviden_US
dc.contributor.otherDepartment of Chemistryen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-15T18:06:54Z
dc.date.available2012-05-15T18:06:54Z
dc.date.issued1-May-10en_US
dc.date.submittedMay-10en_US
dc.identifierSpritzer_grad.sunysb_0771M_10091.pdfen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1951/55631
dc.description.abstractHydrogenases are a class of enzyme with the unique ability to catalytically reduce or oxidize hydrogen. Due to this ability they have received much attention from chemists who want to harness this power in a controlled setting. This power will allow not only for the mass production of hydrogen but also the potential for the production of cheaper catalysts to be used in fuel cells. The focus of this research is to create different models for the active site of hydrogenase based around the nickel center of the [NiFe] class of hydrogenase. It is believed that this nickel center is responsible for catalytically producing dihydrogen from two protons and two electrons. Currently no model has the ability to perform this at an efficient rate.This work primarily uses the potentially tridentate bis(2-thiophenyl)phenylphosphine ligand, or H2[PS2], for short. This ligand represents the sulfur rich environment of the nickel with its two thiol functional groups, and has shown prior success in making stable metal complexes at a few different oxidation states. Metal complexes of vanadium, chromium, and manganese containing this ligand were successfully synthesized and characterized using single crystal X-ray diffraction, cyclic voltammetry, and ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipStony Brook University Libraries. SBU Graduate School in Department of Chemistry. Lawrence Martin (Dean of Graduate School).en_US
dc.formatElectronic Resourceen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherThe Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY.en_US
dc.subject.lcshChemistry, Inorganicen_US
dc.titleNew Transition Metal Chemistry With Phosphino-Thiol Ligandsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.advisorAdvisor(s): Michelle Millar. Committee Member(s): Andreas Mayr; Robert Kerber.en_US
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