Project Overview

Investigations of Transition Metal Catalyzed CH activations

Faculty Sponsor

Sam Bidwell (




Using density functional theory we will model the chemistry of transition metal catalyzed CH activations. Our main systems of interest will involve mechanisms with a sigma-bond methasis step. Most of our work will focus on studying the fundamental role the transition metal plays in the chemical mechanism and the possibility of replacement to alternate metals. 02

Student Qualifications

Chem 101/102

Number of Student Researchers

2 students

Project Length

8 weeks

Applications open on 01/03/2022 and close on 02/04/2022

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