Submitted by Megan Lazorski / Metropolitan State University of Denver on Tue, 06/28/2022 - 17:20
My Notes

This LO is a literature discussion based on one figure in Chan et. al. Organometallics, 2016, 35, 3257-3260. DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.6b00622. This figure shows the plausible reaction profiles and the corresponding relative Gibbs Free energy values.


Learning Goals

In answering these questions, a student will be able to:

  • Interpret product outcomes based on a calculated reaction profile for a catalytic process
  • Identify and compare complexes, intermediates, and transition states in a reaction diagram
  • Relate relative energies to steric, electronic, and electrostatic properties in a palladium carborane catalyst
  • Identify major and minor product pathways in a reaction profile
  • Predict reactivity of alternative substrates based on periodic trends
  • Relate proposed catalytic mechanism to experimental results 
Implementation Notes

This LO is designed as a secondary exercise to assist students in engaging with a journal article. It will link to another LO that examines a second figure in the same article. (1FLO: Electron Counting and Electrostatic Effects in Palladium Carborane Complexes).

This is intended for students to work together in small groups, then come together as a class to discuss the answers. The students will need to read the article before class, which should be given to students at least a week in advance.


Time Required
60 minutes
Evaluation Methods

This could be evaluated both formally or informally through an in-class discussion, or as a graded assignment.

Evaluation Results

This LO has not yet been implemented.

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