Chapman access only poster or presentation
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.
Robertson, Haley and Liberman-Martin, Allegra, "Catalytic Activity of Bis(pentamethylcyclopentadienyl)germanium (Cp*2Ge)" (2021). Student Scholar Symposium Abstracts and Posters. 472.