Browsing Honours Theses by Author "Singer, Robert D. (Robert Douglas), 1964-"

Browsing Honours Theses by Author "Singer, Robert D. (Robert Douglas), 1964-"

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  • Watson, Andrew Allison (Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University, 2015)
    Ionic liquids and organocatalysts serve as greener alternatives to conventional reaction solvents and catalysts. Recent research has found that pyrrolidinium tagged ionic organocatalysts enhance the rate of DABCO co-catalyzed ...

  • O'Hearn, Daniel John (Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University, 2017)
    Metal-organic frameworks have become a popular research topic for the design of functional materials. Their high surface area and regular pore size combined with their tunability have resulted in applications in gas ...

  • Parsons, Katherine (Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University, 2018)
    The Morita-Baylis-Hillman reaction forms a carbon-carbon bond between an electrondeficient alkene and an aldehyde in an atom economic, albeit slow, reaction in the presence of catalytic tertiary amine or phosphine.1 Utilizing ...

  • McGrath, Trevor Adam (Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University, 2014)
    A method for synthesizing ionic thiourea based organocatalysts was elucidated. Two ionic organocatalysts were then successfully synthesized and fully characterized. A thiourea containing a pyrrolidinium moiety was shown ...

  • Awalt, Jon Kyle (Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University, 2016)
    The N-demethylation of naturally occurring opiate compounds is a necessary step in the synthesis of many pseudo-opioid pharmaceuticals. Such drugs have gained recent media attention in the fight against opiate addiction; ...

  • Lavoie, Chris Mark (Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University, 2014)
    Schiff base ligands and their respective complexes are well established for use in asymmetric catalysis. With difficulty of separation of the catalyst from reaction mixtures being one of the more salient drawbacks to these ...

  • Prudhoe, Christine (Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University, 2013)
    Salen ligands and their corresponding complexes are well known in the field of asymmetric catalysis due to their success in stereoselective reactions. A method that easily allows for recycling of the catalyst without ...