Spangler, Charles W.
M.S. (Master of Science)
Department of Chemistry
Ferrocene; Nonlinear optics; Polyenes
In the fields of molecular electronics and nonlinear optics, the quest for new materials with ideal properties is ongoing. Organometallic compounds have been suggested as ideal candidates for the enhancement of nonlinear optical properties and have already been used successfully in the design of operational molecular wires. In this research, the synthesis and characterization of a series of bis-ferrocenyl polyenes has been carried out and attempts have been successfully made to oxidize these ferrocenyl compounds to their mixed valence state. In this paper, the spectroscopic properties of both the ferrocenes and their doped counterparts will be discussed, their potential use as molecular wires will be evaluated and preliminary nonlinear optical data will be reviewed.
Sachtleben, Michelle L., "Synthesis of bis-ferrocenyl polyenes : models for molecular wires" (1992). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 5187.
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