Ferrocene as functional subunits in macrocycles

Hoffmann, Viktor. Ferrocene as functional subunits in macrocycles. 2017, Doctoral Thesis, University of Basel, Faculty of Science.


Official URL: http://edoc.unibas.ch/diss/DissB_12187

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The interdisciplinary field of molecular electronics, describes the use of molecules in elec-tronic devices and deals with the central question of how electrons move through a single molecule. The research spans chemistry, physics and material science and is focused on the investigation of the structure-property relationship of functional molecules as well as their implementation in an electrical circuit. Thereby, the chemists’ role is to synthesize tailormade compounds at a molecular level of control that mimic the features of conven-tional electronic components such as rectifiers, switches or transistors.
This PhD thesis is mainly focused on the design and syntheses of ferrocene grafted phe-nylethynyl backbones that are rotationally restricted through cyclization. The redox-active ferrocene unit acts as decisive functional entity in the construct. Alteration in the oxida-tion state of ferrocene has a direct influence on the molecular energy level and thus the electronic properties of the molecule. The ability to externally address and control the en-ergy level of the molecule is a central feature and of great importance for the construction of components for single molecule electronics.
The thesis is segmented into 4 chapters, whereat chapter 1 - 3 discuss the synthesis and characterization of the functional molecules and chapter 4 provides the experimental de-tails of all compounds described throughout the thesis. Each chapter is introduced indi-vidually and the projects are put into the scientific context which is relevant to the de-scribed work and illustrated with a few examples.
Advisors:Mayor, Marcel and Ward, Thomas
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Chemie > Chemie > Molecular Devices and Materials (Mayor)
UniBasel Contributors:Hoffmann, Viktor and Mayor, Marcel
Item Type:Thesis
Thesis Subtype:Doctoral Thesis
Thesis no:12187
Thesis status:Complete
Number of Pages:1 Online-Ressource (ix, 159 Seiten)
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Deposited On:29 Jun 2017 08:59

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