Student Scholar Symposium Abstracts and Posters

Document Type

Chapman access only poster or presentation

Publication Date

Fall 12-1-2021

Faculty Advisor(s)

Dr. Allegra Liberman-Martin


Catalytic reactions are used in various applications and industries in order to make chemical processes quicker and more efficient. Nowadays, it is crucial that these catalytic reactions are inexpensive, safe to work with, and in abundance on Earth. Traditionally, catalytic reactions have used precious metals, but the goal of this project is to use the main group element Germanium as an alternative. While Germanium has been recognized by many chemists, it has not been used as a catalyst before. The Cp*2Ge catalyst has been synthesized and tested in numerous Aldehyde Hydroboration reactions.


Presented at the virtual Fall 2021 Student Scholar Symposium at Chapman University.