Dr. Jeffrey Johnson
The activation of carbon-carbon single bonds is difficult due to their nonpolar nature and kinetic stability. The ability to functionalize these bonds can lead to new methodologies valuable in synthetic pathways. Recently, a new method for decarbonylation of aryl ketones via rhodium catalysis has been developed. This study examines the carbon-carbon bond activation of compounds using nitrogen-directing groups. A palladium catalyzed carbon-carbon coupling reaction was utilized and improved upon for the purpose of creating a variety of starting materials. These species are being used to explore the mechanism of the rhodium-catalyzed decarbonylation reaction.
Repository citation: Bark, Byongjoo; Dykhuis, David J.; Schneider, Kayleigh M.; and Skaff, Erick W., "The Effect of Directing Groups and Various Substituents on Rhodium-Catalyzed Decarbonylation" (2014). 13th Annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research and Creative Performance (2014). Paper 30.
April 11, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Hope College, Holland, Michigan.