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Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Chad Snyder (Director), Bangbo Yan, Darwin Dahl

Degree Program

Department of Chemistry

Degree Type

Master of Science


Heterocyclic’s and their fused-ring derivatives have been of interest for their use in electronic materials due to their ease of production, synthetic versatility, and low cost compared to traditional inorganic materials like silicon. Pyridazines have been found to be useful in catalysis gas storage, polymeric sensors and biological mimetics. When a transition-metal is fused into a synthesized pyridazine, unique properties such as conductivity and optics are allowed. In this work, synthesized pyridazine complexes will be analyzed by mass spectroscopy, elemental analysis, nuclear magnetic resonance, imaging, x-ray crystallography, and infrared spectroscopy. We are interested in synthesizing organometallic pyridazines and manganese pyridazyl complex for polymer research. Off-metal synthesis and characterization of manganese pyridazyl complex required three intermediate steps. The research focuses on the synthesis and characterization of various manganese pyridazyl complexes.


Analytical Chemistry | Chemistry | Inorganic Chemistry | Organic Chemistry