Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

2012

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Chemistry

First Advisor

Thomas A Holme

Abstract

Boron has been shown to have relatively unique chemical abilities in physiological systems. It however has not been well studied with computationally rapid methodologies. This work demonstrates some steps towards the understanding of small systems in furtherance of understanding large systems. Boron's Lewis acid character has been investigated through its dative bonding to nitrogen and oxygen. A tool for the complete conformational searching of a potential energy surface has been created. This tool has been used to investigate the boron apiosyl crosslink in Rhamnogalacturonan-II.

Copyright Owner

Michael Paul Ver Haag

Language

en

Date Available

2012-10-31

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

234 pages

Included in

Chemistry Commons

Share

COinS