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.
Advisor(s) or Committee Chair
Dr Chad Snyder
Chemistry | Physical Sciences and Mathematics
Mobley, Justin, "Synthetic Study of para-Substituted 5,6-Fused Ring Pyridazines" (2010). Mahurin Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects. Paper 587.