Atom Economical and Environmentally Benign Metal Catalysed Synthesis

  • Dominic Van Der Waals

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


The use of inexpensive metal catalysts for a range of acylation reactions including the activation of anhydrides and the aminolysis of esters. Discussion on the use of a heterogeneous copper catalyst for teh reduction of a range of organic functional groups and its use in amination of nitriles.
Date of Award10 Jun 2014
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Bath
SponsorsEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
SupervisorJonathan Williams (Supervisor)


  • aminolysis
  • iodide
  • Copper compounds
  • Reduction
  • magnesium compounds
  • Zirconium compounds
  • amides
  • Catalysis

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