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Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Chad Snyder (Director), Cathleen Webb, Vladimir Dobrokhotov

Degree Program

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Degree Type

Master of Science


Organometallic pyridazines and compounds derived from them have been of interest in polymer research due to their atypical environmental stability (as compared to other non-aromatic organic semiconductors) as well as their conductivity. The off-metal synthesis and characterization of several pyridazyl thallium, manganese, and rhenium complexes, beginning with fulvenes 1,2- C5H3(COHR)(COR), are reported here. The diacyl fulvenes were treated with hydrazine hydrate to ring close to pyridazines. Next, the pyridazines were converted to their respective thallium salts through treatment with thallium (I) ethoxide. Lastly, the salts were transmetallated into the respective rhenium or manganese complexes through treatment with the respective metal bound to five carbonyl groups and one bromide (MnCO5Br, ReCO5Br). Our research focused on the synthesis of a variety of 5,6-fused ring pyridazines that will act as a model for homeland security research in polymer studies and medicinal research. Synthesis and characterization of several aryl-substituted 5,6-fused ring pyridazines have been completed. The fulvenes, pyridazines, and thallium salts are important compounds for research due to their reactivity and stability in moisture and air. The complexes synthesized were confirmed using mass spectrometry, infrared spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and elemental analysis. Single crystal X-ray diffraction confirmed the structure of x compound 1A. As evidenced by related previous papers published by the research group, the synthesized complexes displayed stability to air, moisture, and temperature.18, 19, 23, 25


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