Diporphyrins linked by two-atom bridges synthestic, structural and theoretical studies

Harper, Shannon R. (2014) Diporphyrins linked by two-atom bridges synthestic, structural and theoretical studies. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


The syntheses, properties and electronic structures of a series of porphyrin dimers connected by two-atom bridges were compared. The study found that an azo linker results in the most efficient electronic communication between the two porphyrin rings, and is the superior connector for dimers, trimers and oligomers in the design of nonlinear optical materials. This has implications for the design of molecular probes and sensors, photodynamic therapy, microfabrication, and three-dimensional optical data storage. The research led to the synthesis of a number of new porphyrin monomers and dimers, which were characterised using structural, spectroscopic and spectrometric techniques.

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ID Code: 68643
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Arnold, Dennis, Mullen, Kathleen, & McMurtrie, John
Keywords: Porphyrin, Porphyrin Dimer, Ethanediyl Porphyrin, Ethenediyl Porphyrin, Ethynediyl Porphyrin, Imine Porphyrin, Azoporphyrin, Synthesis, Spectroscopy, Dimer
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 14 May 2014 06:15
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2015 03:06

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