Master of Science (MS)
The use of resorcinarenes in the study of biologically significant phenomena has been the focus of much attention, due to the versatility of these macrocyclic compounds. In this thesis, two applications of resorcinarenes are explored. First, the search for the mechanism by which tetraarylboronic acid resorcinarenes lead to colorimetric detection and quantization of saccharide analyte concentration in solution is described. Second, the extension of the lower rim conjugation of the resorcinarene macrocycle by the fourfold addition of various length oligo(p-phenylene) rods is discussed. The synthesis of these tubular materials, with potential uses as artificial ion channels and for binding and transportation of large molecular guests, is the primary focus of this work.
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Beck, Patricia, "Synthesis and Analysis of Three-Dimensional Molecular Architectures" (2001). LSU Master's Theses. 2388.
Robert M. Strongin