Date of Award

5-1-1997

Degree Type

Thesis

University or Center

Clark Atlanta University(CAU)

School

School of Arts and Sciences

Degree Name

M.S.

Department

Chemistry

First Advisor

Dr. Ishrat Khan

Abstract

The goal of the research presented was to develop a high yielding method for the preparation of a tetrasubstituted fulvene and to prepare a ferrocene complex incorporating a new tetrasubstituted cyclopentadienyl ligand prepared from the fulvene. By modifying the procedure of Conia, the preparation of 3,4-dimethylcyclopent-2-enone was attempted. 3 ,4-dimethylcyclopent-2-enone was treated with MeLi and [(Ph)3P=CH(Ph)2)] in order to synthesize diphenylmethylene-2,3-dimethylcyclopent-2-ene. The synthesis was not successful after several different modifications. Diphenylmethylene-2,3 -dimethylcyclopent-2-ene was to be treated with bromine, followed by triethylamine to give 3,4-dimethyl-6,6-diphenyl fulvene.

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