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Chemistry & Physics
The reaction properties of copper acetylacetonate, Cu(acac)2, toward nitrile activation to generate triazine-containing species are being examined. Results indicate necessity of a nitrogen containing base for the reaction to result in the desired species. Studies are aimed at determining the role of the base and assessing the scope of tolerable nitriles. Copper dimer species containing triazine rings have been confirmed by x-ray crystallography
Gill, Zach, "Investigation of the Scope and Reaction Properties of Metal Promoted Reactions with Nitriles to form Triazines" (2010). Chemistry and Physics Undergraduate Theses. 20.