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Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Chad Snyder (Director), Rui Zhang, Rajalingam Dakshinamurthy

Degree Program

Department of Chemistry

Degree Type

Master of Science


Pyridazines are a heterocyclic aromatic compound containing a characteristic N-N bond that are utilized in many fields, including medicine and electronics. It is this latter field that Dr. Snyder's research group is focused upon. Organometallic compounds are a better conducting material than the current inorganic compounds used in electronics due to better conductance of electricity, lower production cost, and the ability to be formed into thin films. With this in mind, Dr. Snyder's research group has set out to synthesize organometallic compounds for this purpose. Following procedures set forth by Snyder etc, and altered to form an off-metal route, we have successfully synthesized a library of fulvenes, Thalium Cp salts, 5,6 fused pyridazines, and pyridazial complexes. Thalium Cp salts were converted to Rhenium and Magnenese complexes through transmetalation. We have had success with the off-metal route at both higher yields and greater purity than the previous published on-metal route. These compounds have been fully characterized by 1H NMR, 13C NMR, IR, and Elemental Analysis. In addition, progress has been initiated to form Bromo Thiophene complexes following procedures set forth in Snyder, etc and modified for the off-metal route. However only fulvenes, pyridazine, and Thalium Cp salts have been synthesized and characterized by 1H NMR and 13C NMR.


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