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Investigations of nanoscale devices involving transition metal chemistry

Dunphy, Emma. Investigations of nanoscale devices involving transition metal chemistry. 2010, PhD Thesis, University of Basel, Faculty of Science.

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Official URL: http://edoc.unibas.ch/diss/DissB_9127

Abstract

This thesis concerns the involvement of transition metal chemistry in nanoscale devices.
Chapter 1 describes the surprising synthesis of iron oxide nanoparticles from iron(III) salts and the oligopyridine, 2,2'-bipyridine. The synthesis of the nanoparticles is optimised and they are characterised using a variety of techniques.
Chapter 2 regards the synthesis and photophysical behaviour of a family of n-pyridyl-terpyridine ligands and some of their metal complexes. One of the complexes is shown to be a suitable light harvesting dye for use in a photocatalytic water splitting system.
Chapter 3 features details on a synthetic strategy to construct a full-adder molecular device.
Chapter 4 concerns investigations into the limitations of a previously reported facile synthesis of 4'-substituted terpyridines. A combination of aromatic and aliphatic substrates are tested. In-situ infrared spectroscopy is also used to probe the kinetics of these types of reactions.
Advisors:Constable, Edwin C.
Committee Members:Ward, Thomas R.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Chemie > Chemie > Anorganische Chemie (Constable)
Item Type:Thesis
Thesis no:9127
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Number of Pages:1 Bd.
Language:English
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Last Modified:30 Jun 2016 10:41
Deposited On:20 Aug 2010 11:33

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