Publication Date

1989

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Spangler, Charles W.

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Chemistry

LCSH

Polyacetylenes||Oxidation||Polyenes

Abstract

The synthesis and oxidative doping of polyacetylene is discussed. The synthesis of unsubstituted, α,ω-diphenyl, and α,ω-dimethyl conjugated polyenes is reviewed. The synthesis of conjugated polyenes via Wittig and Horner - Emmons - Wadsworth methodology is also discussed. The dimethyl polyenes containing seven, eight, nine, and ten double bonds were prepared. This was done to test their utility as model compounds for the behavior of polyacetylene during oxidative doping. The results of the syntheses and of the oxidative doping of the polyenes, with antimony pentachloride and ferric chloride solutions, are then described.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages 73-80)

Extent

vi, 97 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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