A Study of the Uncommon Oxidation States of Transition Metal in Reaction with a NaOH/KOH Eutectic mixture
Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Dhia A. Habboush, Ph.D.
Oxidation of metals is a common occurrence in daily life with multitudes of properties between oxidation states. Although some metals are widely available at varies oxidation states, uncommon oxidation states of transition metals are very difficult to observe post reaction due to structural instabilities, atmospheric moisture and difficulties creating dry controlled environments to run and extract product samples. Our interest lie in the higher oxidation states of transition metals and attempting to both producing these higher oxidative states as well as identify and record it's individual signatures via UV Reflectance spectroscopy and RAMAN Spectroscopy.
Campos, Kevin M., "A Study of the Uncommon Oxidation States of Transition Metal in Reaction with a NaOH/KOH Eutectic mixture" (2018). Chemistry Master’s Theses. 30.