Master of Science (M.S.)
Degree Granting Department
Xiaodong Shi, Ph.D.
Jianfeng Cai, Ph.D.
James Leahy, Ph.D.
1,2,3-Triazole, Coordination, Binuclear, Ligand, Scalable
Bimetallic complexes are known to have unique electronic properties and are used in a variety of organic transformations as catalysts. The use of naphthalene-bridged bis- triazoles (NBT) for bimetallic complexes is unknown. NBTs have the unique property of being fluorescent stemming from a twisted intramolecular charge transfer. With the non- coplanar geometry and the distance between the 1,2,3-triazole rings, we hypothesized that 1,8-bis(4-phenyl-2H-1,2,3-triazol-2-yl)naphthalene (12) would be a suitable ligand to synthesize a bimetallic complex. The synthesis of 12 was optimized for large scale synthesis and was synthesized on a 78 mmol scale in 15% total yield. Metal complexation trials were conducted on 12 and several insoluble solids were observed.
Scholar Commons Citation
Johnson, Sean M., "Toward the Synthesis of Naphthalene-Bridged Bis-Triazole Bimetallic Complexes" (2017). Graduate Theses and Dissertations.