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Date of Award


Document Type

Restricted Thesis: Campus only access

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science



First Advisor

Dr. Miles Johnson


Ten bis(phosphino)pyrrole ligands were successfully synthesized. These ligands were produced in high yields (56%-98%) and were prepared in a single step process. Each ligand has differing electronic and steric properties depending on the interchanging of the chlorophosphine starting material, which makes this reaction a modular synthesis. Once synthesized, the ligands can be used to bind to metals and form coordination complexes. The metals examined for these complexes were palladium and platinum, but there has also been success using nickel. The complexes have shown to be successful in catalysis.