Faculté des sciences

Synthesis, characterization and exploration of the catalytic, supramolecular and biological applications of dinuclear complexes

Johnpeter, Justin Paul Raj ; Therrien, Bruno (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2013.

The work presented in this thesis involves the synthesis and characterization of dinuclear ruthenium, rhodium and iridium complexes. The catalytic, supramolecular and biological applications of these dinuclear complexes will be discussed. In the first part, the synthesis of sawhorse-type diruthenium tetracarbonyl complexes and their catalytic applications in the supercritical carbon dioxide... More

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    The work presented in this thesis involves the synthesis and characterization of dinuclear ruthenium, rhodium and iridium complexes. The catalytic, supramolecular and biological applications of these dinuclear complexes will be discussed. In the first part, the synthesis of sawhorse-type diruthenium tetracarbonyl complexes and their catalytic applications in the supercritical carbon dioxide (scCO2) are presented. Synthesis of sawhorse-type molecular tweezers derived from pyrenyl and porphyrin carboxylic derivatives are presented in the second part. The host-guest interactions between the sawhorse-type molecular tweezers with different guest molecules will be discussed. In the final part, the anticancer potential of dinuclear ruthenium, rhodium and iridium complexes are evaluated with different cancer cell lines.