Chemistry ETDs

Publication Date

Spring 4-13-2017

Abstract

The advance of conjugated polymers (CPs) is largely relied on the development of new polymerization methods, the discovery of novel polymers that possess unique chemical and physical properties, and understanding of their structure-property relationship. We have employed a set of trans-enediynes (trans-EDYs) for the preparation of four series of CPs, polydiacetylenes (PDAs), platinum-segmented PDAs, polytriacetylenes (PTAs) and boron doped polyacetylenes (BPAs). The resulting polymers displayed interesting optical and electrochemical properties which could be fine-tuned by the attachment of various side chains on the EDY moieties.

Project Sponsors

University of New Mexico and NSF

Language

English

Keywords

conjugated polymer, trans enediyne, polydiacetylene, platinum-segmented polydiacetylene, polytriacetylene, boron doped polyacetylene

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Chemistry

Level of Degree

Doctoral

Department Name

Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

First Committee Member (Chair)

Yang Qin

Second Committee Member

Charles Melancon III

Third Committee Member

Ramesh Giri

Fourth Committee Member

Changjian Feng

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