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dc.contributor.advisorRyzhov, Victoren_US
dc.contributor.authorMohr, Alyssa L., 1999--en_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-24T01:59:46Z
dc.date.available2021-04-24T01:59:46Z
dc.date.issued2021-04-23
dc.identifier.urihttps://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/23005
dc.description.abstractGas-phase mass spectrometry is used to study the C-H activation of cyclohexane by [(phen)M(X)]+ (where phen = 1,10-phenanthroline; M = Ni, Pd, or Pt; X = H or CH3), forming the cyclohexyl species [(phen)M(c-C6H11)]+. Collision-induced dissociation of this species and cyclohexane-induced ion molecule reactions result in ring opening followed by “cracking” of the hydrocarbon chain and dehydrogenation of the cyclohexyl ring. The catalytic nature of these processes enables the continual production of smaller hydrocarbons, such as ethylene and propylene, from ring opening/cracking as well as benzene, cyclohexene, and one, two, or three hydrogen molecules from dehydrogenation. The metal used largely determines which pathway is favored by a species, with Pt species preferring the dehydrogenation pathway over the ring opening/cracking pathway.en_US
dc.format.extent13 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_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.subjectCyclohexaneen_US
dc.subjectOrganometallicsen_US
dc.subjectMass spectrometryen_US
dc.subjectCatalysisen_US
dc.subjectChemistryen_US
dc.titleC-H Bond Activation and Cracking of Cyclohexane Using Mass Spectrometryen_US
dc.type.genreDissertation/Thesisen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Chemistry and Biochemistryen_US
dc.description.degreeB.S. (Bachelor of Science)en_US


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