THE ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE OF COORDINATED OLEFIN, MU-ALKYLIDENE, AND CARBONYL LIGANDS AS PROVIDED BY PHOTOELECTRON SPECTROSCOPY.

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Title:
THE ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE OF COORDINATED OLEFIN, MU-ALKYLIDENE, AND CARBONYL LIGANDS AS PROVIDED BY PHOTOELECTRON SPECTROSCOPY.
Author:
CALABRO, DAVID CHARLES.
Issue Date:
1982
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This dissertation describes a study of the electronic structure of some selected cyclopentadienyl metal olefin, (mu)-alkylidene, and carbonyl complexes. While most studies of this type are largely theoretical in nature, this work relies on the experimental observations which result from the application of photoelectron spectroscopy to the measurements of the important molecular energies of these compounds. The first part of the discussion is a study of metal-olefin bonding in the CpM(CO)₂L (L = C₂H₄, C₃H₆) compounds. Of particular interest are the observed changes in ionization energies of the olefin (pi) orbital upon coordination. These results also allow a comparison of the coordination of CO and C₂H₄. The valence ionizations of μ-CH₂-[(C₅H₄CH₃)Mn(CO)₂]₂ are also presented. This example of the increasingly important μ-alkylidene complexes provides evidence of a 3C-6e configuration with a net Mn-Mn single bond. The final chapter describes a study of the valence electronic structure of the CpM(CO)₂ (M = Co, Rh; Cp = η⁵-C₅H₅⁻) and η⁵-C₅(CH₃)₅⁻ ) system. This group of four closely related molecules demonstrates how photoelectron spectroscopy can be used to monitor the electronic effects of specific chemical modifications. The intent throughout is to not only present a detailed analysis of the specific compounds chosen for this study, but to also further demonstrate the applicability of photoelectron spectroscopy to a broad spectrum of problems concerning the structural and electronic make-up of organometallic molecules.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Photoelectron spectroscopy.; Alkenes -- Spectra.; Organometallic compounds -- Spectra.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Chemistry; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Lichtenberger, Dennis

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dc.titleTHE ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE OF COORDINATED OLEFIN, MU-ALKYLIDENE, AND CARBONYL LIGANDS AS PROVIDED BY PHOTOELECTRON SPECTROSCOPY.en_US
dc.creatorCALABRO, DAVID CHARLES.en_US
dc.contributor.authorCALABRO, DAVID CHARLES.en_US
dc.date.issued1982en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation describes a study of the electronic structure of some selected cyclopentadienyl metal olefin, (mu)-alkylidene, and carbonyl complexes. While most studies of this type are largely theoretical in nature, this work relies on the experimental observations which result from the application of photoelectron spectroscopy to the measurements of the important molecular energies of these compounds. The first part of the discussion is a study of metal-olefin bonding in the CpM(CO)₂L (L = C₂H₄, C₃H₆) compounds. Of particular interest are the observed changes in ionization energies of the olefin (pi) orbital upon coordination. These results also allow a comparison of the coordination of CO and C₂H₄. The valence ionizations of μ-CH₂-[(C₅H₄CH₃)Mn(CO)₂]₂ are also presented. This example of the increasingly important μ-alkylidene complexes provides evidence of a 3C-6e configuration with a net Mn-Mn single bond. The final chapter describes a study of the valence electronic structure of the CpM(CO)₂ (M = Co, Rh; Cp = η⁵-C₅H₅⁻) and η⁵-C₅(CH₃)₅⁻ ) system. This group of four closely related molecules demonstrates how photoelectron spectroscopy can be used to monitor the electronic effects of specific chemical modifications. The intent throughout is to not only present a detailed analysis of the specific compounds chosen for this study, but to also further demonstrate the applicability of photoelectron spectroscopy to a broad spectrum of problems concerning the structural and electronic make-up of organometallic molecules.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectPhotoelectron spectroscopy.en_US
dc.subjectAlkenes -- Spectra.en_US
dc.subjectOrganometallic compounds -- Spectra.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineChemistryen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorLichtenberger, Dennisen_US
dc.identifier.proquest8217400en_US
dc.identifier.oclc681935762en_US
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