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dc.contributor.advisorBowman-James, Kristin
dc.contributor.authorLohrman, Jessica
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-19T03:21:52Z
dc.date.available2018-02-19T03:21:52Z
dc.date.issued2017-08-31
dc.date.submitted2017
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/ku:15519
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/26016
dc.description.abstractThe content of this dissertation is divided into two parts, as a result of projects from two research groups during the course of my research at the University of Kansas. The first five chapters detail my work with Dr. Bowman-James which has focused on host-guest chemistry ranging from ligand synthesis to anion and metal binding. I joined the Bowman-James group after my fourth year at KU and have been a member from 2015 to 2017. Ditopic pyrazine pincers or “duplex” pincers were synthesized and investigated for both their anion binding and their metal binding merit. Chapter 2 will investigate duplex hosts as anion binding hosts, the duplex receptors were synthesized with R group functionalizations that permit a range of solubilities in various solvents. Their anion binding capabilities will be discussed in comparison to their monotopic counterparts. The duplex pincers were also studied for transition metal binding capabilities which will be detailed in Chapter 5. Palladium complexes were made and characterized with the duplex pincers and some of the interesting features of these compounds will be discussed. Aside from the duplex hosts, urea macrocyclic receptors were also synthesized and characterized for their anion host capabilities, which will be discussed in Chapter 3. Variations in macrocycle size and urea components were explored and binding merit was determined on these receptor complexes. The final two chapter of this dissertation highlight one of my projects in the Ren group from my first year of graduate school in 2011 up through my fourth year in 2015. I joined the Bowman-James group after Dr. Ren moved to Temple University. Chapter 6 will include a review on the field of organic photovoltaic and optoelectronic devices. Chapter 7 will detail my work synthesizing block copolymers for use as compatibilizing agents for P3HT and C60 interfaces. These organic photovoltaic devices exhibited an interesting magnetoconductive behavior that can be observed at room temperature in these charge transfer systems.
dc.format.extent253 pages
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansas
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dc.subjectInorganic chemistry
dc.subjectAnion binding
dc.subjectBlock copolymer
dc.subjectDouble occupancy ligands
dc.subjectMagnetoconductive
dc.subjectPalladium Receptor
dc.subjectPincer
dc.titleSynthesis and Characterization of Amide and Urea Receptor Systems for Anion and Metal Complexation and the Synthesis and Use of Block Copolymers for Optoelectronic Crystal Growth
dc.typeDissertation
dc.contributor.cmtememberBowman-James, Kristin
dc.contributor.cmtememberBenson, David
dc.contributor.cmtememberJackson, Timothy
dc.contributor.cmtememberBarybin, Mikhail
dc.contributor.cmtememberTamerler, Candan
dc.thesis.degreeDisciplineChemistry
dc.thesis.degreeLevelPh.D.
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