AuthorDrouin, Brian James
AdvisorKukolich, Stephen G.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe technique of pulsed-beam Fourier transform microwave spectroscopy is applied to gas-phase organometallic systems for elucidation of fundamental structural properties of the compounds. Ten organometallic species with significant catalytic and reactive properties are examined and presented. This work includes complete three-dimensional structural determinations of; methylrheniumtrioxide, cyclopentadienylthallium, tetracarbonyldihydroiron, tetracarbonyldihydroruthenium and tetracarbonylethyleneiron. Quadrupole coupling parameters are presented and discussed for the compounds; methylrheniumtrioxide, cyclopentadienylrheniumtricarbonyl, cyclopentadienylindium, 'anti' and ' syn' allyltricarbonylironbromide, chloroferrocene and bromoferrocene. Partial structural determinations are given for cyclopentadienylindium, ' anti' allyltricarbonylironbromide, chloroferrocene and bromoferrocene.
Degree ProgramGraduate College