Investigation of Secondary Coordination Sphere Effects for Cyanohydrin Hydration with Transition Metal Catalysts

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dc.contributor.advisor DeRose, Victoria en_US
dc.contributor.author Knapp, Spring Melody en_US
dc.creator Knapp, Spring Melody en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-26T03:57:41Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1794/12362
dc.description.abstract The synthesis of high value acrylic monomers is currently done industrially via cyanohydrin hydration using concentrated acids, resulting in large quantities of useless byproducts. This current process is energy intensive and lacks atom economy; therefore, alternative cyanohydrin hydration strategies are under investigation. Ideally, cyanohydrin hydration would be done using organometallic nitrile hydration catalysts. Cyanohydrin hydration with these catalysts is challenging, because it needs to be done at low temperatures and under acidic conditions to reduce cyanohydrin degradation and catalyst poisoning with cyanide. This dissertation describes the reactivity of [Ru(#951; en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Oregon en_US
dc.rights All Rights Reserved. en_US
dc.subject Bifunctional Catalysis en_US
dc.subject Catalysis en_US
dc.subject Cyanohydrin en_US
dc.subject Nitrile Hydration en_US
dc.subject Secondary Coordination Sphere Effects en_US
dc.title Investigation of Secondary Coordination Sphere Effects for Cyanohydrin Hydration with Transition Metal Catalysts en_US
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en_US
dc.description.embargo 2014-10-25


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