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dc.contributor.advisorAdler, Marc Jordan, 1981-en_US
dc.contributor.authorZielinski, Matthew Edwarden_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-02T21:16:21Z
dc.date.available2017-08-02T21:16:21Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.urihttp://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/17775
dc.descriptionAdvisors: Marc J. Adler.en_US
dc.descriptionCommittee members: Sherine Elsawa; Tim J. Hagen; Narayan S. Hosmane; Douglas A. Klumpp.en_US
dc.description.abstractLewis acids have been a cornerstone in modern organic synthesis, but the use of silicon Lewis acids has not received as much attention. Silicon Lewis acids have unique features that differ from some typical metal catalysts. Some of these properties include good solubility in organic solvents, decreased likelihood for ligand exchange, and decreased toxicity. These differences make the use of silicon Lewis acids a versatile tool for organic synthesis. There is a great deal yet to explore about silicon Lewis acidity and silicon Lewis acids and from that two main projects arose in order to further study these concepts.en_US
dc.description.abstractPreparation of a small library of silyloxybenzaldehydes allowed for the design of a chemical probe to investigate if the groups have any influence on the neighboring carbonyl group. The most common use for silicon in organic chemistry is where some trialkyl silicon moiety serves as a protecting group. This probe looks to rethink the current silicon protecting group archetype. Taking concepts learned from this chemical probe and from literature it is proposed that a novel silicon Lewis acid scaffold can be constructed. This silicon Lewis acid scaffold would be easily modifiable and tunable and have great potential on future catalyst design.en_US
dc.format.extent219 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherNorthern Illinois Universityen_US
dc.rightsNIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.en_US
dc.subject.lcshLewis acidsen_US
dc.subject.lcshOrganic compounds--Synthesisen_US
dc.subject.lcshAnalytical chemistryen_US
dc.subject.lcshInorganic chemistryen_US
dc.subject.lcshOrganic chemistryen_US
dc.titleInvestigation of silicon Lewis acidity and design of a novel silicon Lewis acid catalyst scaffolden_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Chemistry and Biochemistryen_US
dc.description.degreePh.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)en_US


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