Jenny, Nicolas Marco. Synthesis of new functional molecules for molecular electronics. 2012, PhD Thesis, University of Basel, Faculty of Science.
Official URL: http://edoc.unibas.ch/diss/DissB_10062
Chapter 1 provides an introduction to the field of molecular electronics. First, the integration techniques of single molecules into electric circuits are described. The structure-property relationships of molecules are then discussed and illustrated with a few examples. Then, the work which has been done with ferrocene and macrocycles is described followed by a collection of synthetic strategies which are useful to assemble complex structures such as ferrocene-macrocycles. Chapter 1 is then completed with a description of the individual projects.
Chapter 2 describes the synthesis of halogen end-capped oligo-phenylene-ethynylenes to study the interactions at the solid/liquid interface and in crystal structures. In addition the possibility of contacting halogen-end groups with gold electrodes is discussed.
Chapter 3 describes the synthesis of a molecular switch where a ferrocene was incorporated into an oligo-phenylene-vinylene structure. Electrochemical-, spectroelectrochemical- and break junction-experiments are discussed.
Chapter 4 describes the synthesis of two macrocycles which incorporate a ferrocene unit. The focus lies on the synthetic strategy to develop a route which allows control of the shape of the macrocycle at a very late stage of the synthetic sequence by introducing different linker molecules.
Chapter 5 describes the synthesis towards a macrocycle comprising two ferrocene units.
Chapter 6 summarizes the work and provides an outlook.
Chapter 7 provides the experimental details including the characterization of all compounds described throughout the thesis.
|Committee Members:||Ward, Thomas R.|
|Faculties and Departments:||05 Faculty of Science > Departement Chemie > Chemie > Molecular Devices and Materials (Mayor)|
|Bibsysno:||Link to catalogue|
|Number of Pages:||241 S.|
|Last Modified:||30 Jun 2016 10:50|
|Deposited On:||05 Oct 2012 09:01|
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