Date of Submission

Spring 2018

Academic Programs and Concentrations

Chemistry

Project Advisor 1

Craig Anderson

Abstract/Artist's Statement

Thiophene and benzothiophene ligands containing N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) moieties were used to synthesize five and six-membered Pt(II) metallacycles. Ligand scaffolding was synthesized using two methods. The five-membered metallacycles were produced using a coupling reaction, utilizing Cu2O as the inorganic catalyst. The six-membered metallacycles were synthesized using a nucleophilic substitution reaction. The ligands were then metalated using chelate-assisted C-H activation. The synthesis, characterization, and photophysical properties of these NHC-functionalized, cyclometalated products are reported.

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