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Abstract by Kyle Gassaway

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Presenter's Name

Kyle Gassaway

Degree Level

Undergraduate

Co-Authors

Chloe Ecce

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Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Faculty Advisor

David Michaelis

Title

Exploring the Scope of a Bimetallic-Catalyzed Ketone Arylation Reaction

Abstract

Our group discovered a bimetallic palladium complex which allows for 1,3- disubstituted naphthalene synthesis through ketone arylation and cyclization. The reaction involves a phosphinoimidazole ligand previously discovered by our research group which binds to palladium chloride, creating a bi-palladium complex. We searched for new substrates, optimized the substrates we identified, and obtained publication-quality HNMR data for the substrates we identified.