Identifier

etd-04122007-153806

Degree

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Chemistry

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are the primary focus of the Maverick research group, almost exclusively with the acac moeity. Before such MOFs can be attempted, multifunctional ligands of the appropriate geometry for the desired MOFs first must be synthesized. In this thesis, the synthesis and characterization of two new β-diketone ligands, specifically, Re(CO)3Cl(PyacH)2, 2.2, Pphac3H3, 1.23, and its oxide 3.6, are described. Also in this thesis, attempts to synthesize other new MOFs will be discussed. The MOF for which Re(CO)3Cl(PyacH)2, 2.2 was designed was Re(CO)3ClCu(pyac)2]4, 1.21, which is predicted to be a square due to the approximate angle of Re(CO)3Cl(pyacH)2, 2.2, of 90°. OPphac3H3, 3.6, was designed for (OPphac3)8(Cu)12, 3.8, which is predicted to be a cube due to the predicted angle of OPphac3H3, 3.6. Primarily though, the creation of the aforementioned ligands represents the main thrust of this work.

Date

2007

Document Availability at the Time of Submission

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Committee Chair

Andrew Maverick

Included in

Chemistry Commons

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