Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Synthetic Study of para-Substituted 5,6-Fused Ring Pyridazines

Justin Mobley, Western Kentucky University

Document Type Thesis

-Citation information

Chad A. Snyder , Nathan C. Tice , Phenahas G. Sriramula , James L. Neathery , Justin K. Mobley , Chad L. Phillips , Andrew Z. Preston , Jacob M. Strain , Eric S. Vanover , Michael P. Starling & Nilesh V. Sahi (2011) Synthesis, Characterization, and Structure of Some New Substituted 5,6-Fused Ring Pyridazines, Synthetic Communications: An International Journal for Rapid Communication of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, 41:9, 1357-1369.

- This is a thesis based on research done for an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal for Rapid Communication of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, 41:9, 1357-1369, available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/ . DOI: 10.1080/00397911.2010.482040

-New Version uploaded 9/15/2015.

-"Please note that molecule 1d from Scheme 1 of the capstone thesis (Synthetic Study of para-Substituted 5,6-Fused Ring Pyridazine, Justin Mobley 2010) refers to molecule 1e in Scheme 1 of the article published in Synthetic Communications (Synthetic Communications: An International Journal for Rapid Communication of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, 41:9, 1357-1369). The experiments sections from Synthetic Communications and the capstone thesis are matching (i.e. molecule 1d is the same in both manuscripts). However, all other text references for 1e from the Synthetic Communications article refer to 1d in the capstone thesis."

Abstract

Much of the focus in organic chemistry today is in area of green chemistry. With such large amounts of attention being paid to how do we create a more sustainable world, the focus has been to come up with new ways to not only create energy but to conserve energy and use recyclable products. One possible solution is through the use of organic and organometallic semiconductors. Due to their structural nature, organic semiconductors show similar conducting potential to that of metals such as copper with the potential to be more durable and more efficient. This project focuses strictly on the synthesis and characterization of pyridazines and fulvenes that have shown promise in this field of organic conducting materials. Future applications could be in the electronics industry for components such as OLEDs, OTFTs, and RF-IDs. Due to the fact, that these molecules are air stable and can be synthesized at room temperature they also show the promise of low cost of production, making them well suited for commercial fabrication.