Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Department

Chemistry

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

Heterocyclic organic and organometallic compounds (e.g. polypyrrole, Figure 1A) and their derivatives have been of great interest for conductive polymers due to their novel properties, such as their versatile structure and ease of synthesis. In addition, these molecules have a great environmental stability compared to non-aromatic analogs (e.g. polyacetylene, Figure 1B). We have been interested in synthesizing organometallic pyridazyl (Figure 1C) complexes for polymer research. Figure 1. Structures of A–D. Pyridazyl complexes of rhenium were synthesized in three steps beginning from 1,2-diacylcyclopentadienes (aka, fulvenes, Figure 1D). Synthesis, characterization and molecular structure of [Mn(CO)3{1,2-C5H3(CC4H3ON)(CC4H3ON)}] (4A), [Re(CO)3{1,2-C5H3(CC4H3ON)(CC4H3ON)}] (4B), and their precursors are reported here.

Advisor(s) or Committee Chair

Dr. Chad Snyder

Disciplines

Chemistry

Included in

Chemistry Commons

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