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Abstract by Josh Wheeler

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Presenter's Name

Josh Wheeler

Degree Level

Doctorate

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Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Faculty Advisor

Daniel Ess

Title

Density Functional Theory Study of Sn(IV) Mediated Benzene C-H Activation

Abstract

While transition metal complexes are well known for inducing hydrocarbon C-H activation reactions, it remains unknown which p-block, main-group metal complexes can also promote C-H activation. This talk will discuss our use of density functional theory calculations to examine the mechanism of Sn(IV) carboxylate mediated benzene metalation. This reaction provides an opportunity to examine the possibility of mononuclear, dinuclear, and tetranuclear Sn models.