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A 'click approach' to the generation of novel profluorescent nitroxides

Morris, Jason Christopher (2011) A 'click approach' to the generation of novel profluorescent nitroxides. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

This project focused on the first application of the copper catalyzed azide alkyne cycloaddition reaction for the generation of novel profluorescent systems. Through this approach four novel profluorescent nitroxides were prepared both rapidly and in good yield from coumarin and nitroxide CuAAC coupling partners. Specifically, 7-hydroxy, 7-diethylamino, 6-bromo and unsubstituted coumarin analogues bearing an azide group in the 3-position were prepared and conjugatively joined to an alkyne isoindoline nitroxide previously reported by our group. To explore the impact of the nitroxide moiety on the fluorescence of these systems, methoxyamine analogues of the corresponding nitroxide analogues were prepared. Spectrophotometric analysis of these methoxyamine analogues revealed that the aromatic systems possessed high quantum yields. However, the quantum yield efficiency was found to be dependent on the presence of electron donating substituents in the 7-position of the coumarin motif, which enhanced the charge-transfer character of the system. Furthermore, spectrophotometric analysis of nitroxide analogues demonstrated that the triazole effectively mediated fluorophore-nitroxide communication, as evidenced by the low quantum yield values of the nitroxide analogues. These results suggest that this technique can be used to conjugatively join any azide bearing fluorescent system with the key alkyne isoindoline coupling partner allowing for the rapid generation of diverse profluorescent systems.

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ID Code: 46250
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Fairfull-Smith, Kathryn& Bottle, Steven
Keywords: profluorescent nitroxides
Divisions: Past > Schools > Chemistry
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 29 Sep 2011 12:21
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 12:21

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