Date of Graduation

Fall 2010

Degree

Master of Science in Chemistry

Department

Chemistry

Committee Chair

Eric Bosch

Keywords

[pi]-stacking, silver(I) complexes, cation-induced, dipyridyl, pyrene

Subject Categories

Chemistry

Abstract

The synthesis of a dipyridyl ligand is described. The ligand was designed to include two pyrene rings which, upon coordination of silver(I) cation, were expected to π-stack. Confirmation of the π-stacking was accomplished using analysis of NMR spectra recorded during titration of silver(I) trifluoromethanesulfonate into a solution of the ligand. Further confirmation of π-stacking of the pyrene rings was obtained by attaining and comparing UV-vis spectrum and fluorescence emission spectrum of ligand and ligand-silver(I) complex.

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© Varsin F. Amin

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