Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Creating Guest Inclusion Molecular Capsules and Self-Assembling Oligobisvelcraplexes
by Andrade, Brenda, M.S., California State University, Los Angeles, 2013, 99; 1556133
Abstract (Summary)

Advanced materials have innate properties that allow the formation of macromolecular structures that are useful in different applications of nanotechnologies. In this study, we combine molecular recognition, self-assembly, and stimuli responsive molecules to develop two projects constructed with resorcin[4]arene cavitands for the production of advanced functional materials. In the first project, we designed and began the synthesis of a series of covalently bonded molecular capsules 1-3. Employing mixed bridge moieties in the structural design of the molecular capsules, we expect that the capsules will undergo reversible host-guest complexation, with complementary molecules, when an external stimulus is applied. In the second project, we propose the synthesis of van der Waals self-assembling oligomers 4. The self-assembling oligomers will be prepared using synthesized quinoxaline-incorporated 2-methyl resorcin[4]arene cavitands, known as velcrands. In this study we present the synthesis and characterization of 2-methyl resorcin[4]arene based cavitand 13 and 14 intermediates of the target bisvelcrand

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Gutierrez-Tunstad, Linda M.
Commitee: Garcia, Raymond, McCurdy, Alison, Selke, Mathias, Vellanoweth, Robert
School: California State University, Los Angeles
Department: Chemistry and Biochemistry
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 52/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Molecular chemistry, Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Materials science
Keywords: Cavitand, Materials, Molecular capsules, Resorcinarene, Van der waals oligomers, Velcrands
Publication Number: 1556133
ISBN: 9781303907142
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