Investigation into the Synthesis of Dodecahydro-3a,9a-diazaperylene

Palmer, Andrew (2014) Investigation into the Synthesis of Dodecahydro-3a,9a-diazaperylene. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Daniell Mattern from Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Mississippi.


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Dodecahydro-3a,9a-diazaperylene (DHDAP) may serve as a potential donor for use in a donor-sigma-acceptor complex for unimolecular rectification. In order to use DHDAP as a donor, its synthesis must first be studied and altered in such manners as to add a synthetic handle. Other things of important include increasing the yield and better understanding the mechanism by which DHDAP forms. Numerous experiments were conducted in various manners such as testing various solvents among various temperatures to even adding in extra reagents to push the reaction one way or another. In the end the yield of the synthesis was found to improve with the use of a base; however, a synthetic handle is still yet to be tested in order to bind the donor to the complex. Great strides have been made on this synthesis but many more have yet to be taken.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Palmer, Andrew
Student's Degree Program(s): B.S. Chemistry
Thesis Advisor: Daniell Mattern
Thesis Advisor's Department: Chemistry and Biochemistry
Institution: University of Mississippi
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Depositing User: Mr. Andrew Palmer
Date Deposited: 09 May 2014 19:09
Last Modified: 09 May 2014 19:09

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