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dc.contributor.advisorDeRose, Victoriaen_US
dc.contributor.authorKnapp, Spring Melodyen_US
dc.creatorKnapp, Spring Melodyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-26T03:57:41Z
dc.date.available2014-12-29T21:12:31Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1794/12362
dc.description.abstractThe 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.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Oregonen_US
dc.rightsAll Rights Reserved.en_US
dc.subjectBifunctional Catalysisen_US
dc.subjectCatalysisen_US
dc.subjectCyanohydrinen_US
dc.subjectNitrile Hydrationen_US
dc.subjectSecondary Coordination Sphere Effectsen_US
dc.titleInvestigation of Secondary Coordination Sphere Effects for Cyanohydrin Hydration with Transition Metal Catalystsen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.description.embargo10000-01-01


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