Synthesis of 1,3-butadiene lignds, their coordination in a metal organic framework, and investigation of their crystalline properties

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Andrew James Stutesman (Creator)
Institution
Western Carolina University (WCU )
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Advisor
Brian Dinkelmeyer

Abstract: This project focuses on the synthesis of novel dienes containing dicarboxylic acid and dipyridyl groups and their use in constructing metal organic frameworks (MOFs) and coordination polymers. Dicarboxylate and dipyridyl ligands are commonly used when forming these supramolecular structures. Many examples of MOFs exist the literature where the bridging ligands are terephthalic acid, muconic acid, and 4,4’-bis-pyridyl-1,2-ethyelene. The ligands used in this study are analogous to the previously mentioned ligands and should form similar MOF architectures and coordination polymers. These diene ligands could theoretically give us the ability to modify the pores contained within the metal organic frameworks. If successful, this could enable the size of the pore to be altered and is also a means to add different functional groups inside the pores. These MOFs could potentially be tailored for use in specific applications ranging from gas storage to semiconductors.

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Language: English
Date: 2017
Keywords
butadiene, ligand, metal organic framework

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