Master of Science (MS)
A novel sensory platform based on conjugated polymer was developed, that consists of a monodispersed oligo(phenylene ethynylene) backbone, end-capped with a terminal alkene for further attachment to a solid surface at one terminus, and an anthracene based receptor group at the other terminus. Energy transfer from backbone to end-cap was observed by absorption spectroscopy and fluorescence spectroscopy. Other ongoing projects described herein include the synthesis of longer-chain analogues of the above platform, the synthesis of silica microspheres based conjugated polymer sensory platform and the synthesis of long wavelength (NIR) dye for in vivo amyloid screening studies.
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Zhang, Huating, "Development of Fluorescent Chemosensors Based on Energy Transfer in End-Capped Pi-Conjugated Systems" (2007). LSU Master's Theses. 1291.
Evgueni E. Nesterov