Title page for ETD etd-04122007-153806

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Kakoullis, James
Author's Email Address jkakou1@lsu.edu
URN etd-04122007-153806
Title Multifunctional Ligands for Supramolecular Chemistry
Degree Master of Science (M.S.)
Department Chemistry
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Andrew Maverick Committee Chair
George Stanley Committee Member
Robert Strongin Committee Member
  • mof
  • acac
  • phosphines
  • supramolecular
  • rhenium
  • copper
Date of Defense 2007-02-14
Availability unrestricted
Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are the primary focus of the Maverick research group, almost exclusively with the acac moeity. Before such MOFs can be attempted, multifunctional ligands of the appropriate geometry for the desired MOFs first must be synthesized. In this thesis, the synthesis and characterization of two new β-diketone ligands, specifically, Re(CO)3Cl(PyacH)2, 2.2, Pphac3H3, 1.23, and its oxide 3.6, are described. Also in this thesis, attempts to synthesize other new MOFs will be discussed.

The MOF for which Re(CO)3Cl(PyacH)2, 2.2 was designed was Re(CO)3ClCu(pyac)2]4, 1.21, which is predicted to be a square due to the approximate angle of Re(CO)3Cl(pyacH)2, 2.2, of 90. OPphac3H3, 3.6, was designed for (OPphac3)8(Cu)12, 3.8, which is predicted to be a cube due to the predicted angle of OPphac3H3, 3.6. Primarily though, the creation of the aforementioned ligands represents the main thrust of this work.

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