Efficient C-O and C-N bond forming cross-coupling reactions catalyzed by core-shell structured Cu/Cu2O nanowires

  • Ahmed M. Elshewy

Student thesis: Master's Thesis

Abstract

Oxygen and Nitrogen containing compounds are of utmost importance due to their interesting and diverse biological activities. The construction of the C-O and C–N bonds is of significance as it opens avenues for the introduction of ether and amine linkages in organic molecules. Despite significant advancements in this field, the construction of C-O and C–N bonds is still a major challenge for organic chemists, due to the involvement of harsh reaction conditions or the use of expensive catalysts or ligands in many cases. Thus, it is a challenge to develop alternative, milder, cheaper and more reproducible methodologies for the construction of these types of bonds. Herein, we introduce a new efficient ligand free catalytic system for C-O and C-N bond formation reactions.
Date of AwardDec 2013
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Physical Science and Engineering
SupervisorKuo-Wei Huang (Supervisor)

Keywords

  • cross-coupling
  • nano-wires
  • copper
  • C-O
  • C-N

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