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dc.contributor.authorCastaneda, Alma Deliaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-20T20:36:22Z
dc.date.available2012-12-20T20:36:22Z
dc.date.issued2012-12-18en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/45614
dc.description.abstractClosely stacked π-systems exhibit physical properties that are a consequence of π- π interactions. The primary focus of this study is the production of a triple-decker π-conjugated system. Although many studies have investigated the use of para and meta-cyclophanes, research on ortho-cyclophanes in which arene rings are held in a stacked arrangement has been limited. This thesis describes a synthesis of the scaffold to hold conjugated units together. Ultimately, the stacked analog will be obtained by ketalization of a bicyclic ketone with ethylene glycol to lock the bicyclic core into a chair-chair conformation in which oligo(phenylene ethynylene)s are stacked atop one another. The optical properties of the stacked compound will be studied using UV-Vis and fluorescence spectroscopy. The electrochemical properties of the stacked compounds will be characterized using cyclic voltametry (CV) and differential pulse voltammetry (DPV).en_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.subjectPolymersen_US
dc.subjectSemiconductorsen_US
dc.subjectOrganicen_US
dc.subjectSynthesisen_US
dc.subjectPolymer chemistryen_US
dc.titleSynthesis of a triple-decker π-conjugated system to explore charge migration in organic semiconductorsen_US
dc.typeUndergraduate Thesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentChemistry and Biochemistryen_US
dc.description.advisorCommittee Member/Second Reader: Stefan France; Faculty Mentor: David Collarden_US


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