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dc.contributor.author Rouleau, Angela en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-21T01:22:00Z en_US
dc.date.available 2009-07-21T01:22:00Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2004-05 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/10411 en_US
dc.description.abstract The dehydrogenation of polyethylene catalyzed by the pincer-ligated PCP iridium complexes, IrH2{C6H3-2,6-(CH2PBut2)2} (1) and IrH2{p-OMe-C6H2-2,6-(CH2PBut2)2} (2) have been investigated. The enormous problem of polyethylene is of increasing concern due to its negative environmental impact. This concern stems from the standpoint of environmental protection and conservation of energy. The degradation of polyethylene has been explored as a potential first step in a novel approach to its degradation and eventual recycling of the monomer products as chemical feedstocks. It has been discovered that the complexes 1 and 2 exhibit remarkably high activity for the transfer dehydrogenation of polyethylene in the presence of the hydrogen acceptor, tert-butylethylene, (ButHC=CH2, tbe) at temperatures of 150ºC. Conversions as high as 56% were achieved in perfluorodecalin. The dehydrogenation has been characterized by C CPMAS NMR spectroscopy and quantified by gas chromatography. en_US
dc.relation Theses for the degree of Master of Science (University of Hawaii at Manoa). Chemistry ; no. 3865 en_US
dc.rights All UHM dissertations and theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner. en_US
dc.title Dehydrogenation Of Polyethylene Catalyzed by Dihydrido Iridium PCP Pincer Complexes en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US
local.identifier.callnumber Q111 .H3 no.3865

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