Date Thesis Awarded
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Bachelors of Science (BS)
Robert D. Pike
Christopher J. Abelt
William R. McNamara
Margaret Somosi Saha
Copper(I) iodide and copper(I) bromide were reacted with polyamine ligands (L) to form crystals and bulk microcrystalline powders. The ligands included piperazine (Pip), N-methylpiperazine (MePip), N,N'-dimethylpiperazine (Me2Pip), N-ethylpiperazine (EtPip), N,N'-diethylpiperazine (Et2Pip), N,N'-dibenzylpiperazine (Bz2Pip), N,N'-bis-phenethylpiperazine (Phen2Pip), 1,4-diazabicyclo[2.2.2]octane (DABCO), 1,3,6,8-tetraazatricylco[184.108.40.206,8]dodecane (TATD), and hexamethylenetetramine (HMTA). Bulk microcrystalline powders were formed via reflux or an ambient temperature stirred reaction both in acetonitrile. Novel crystalline products were formed via a solvent diffusion technique also in acetonitrile. X-ray structures for (CuBr)(HMTA)∙½MeCN and (CuI)2(TATD) are reported. Solid state characterization including thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and elemental analysis for carbon, hydrogen, and nitrogen (CHN) was completed for all bulk microcrystalline products. Luminescence spectroscopy, including a quantum yield calculation, was completed for all bulk products exhibiting luminescence at ambient temperature.
McCullough, Shannon M., "Copper(I) Bromide and Copper(I) Iodide Complexes of Aliphatic Diamine and Tetramine Ligands" (2013). Undergraduate Honors Theses. William & Mary. Paper 569.
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Thesis is part of Honors ETD pilot project, 2008-2013. Migrated from Dspace in 2016.