Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
William S. Jenks
Substituted thiophene-S-oxides and dimethylmalonate thiophene-S,C-ylides were photolytically degraded under a variety of conditions. The thiophene-S-oxides produced complex mixtures of products, including furan. The dimethylmalonate thiophene-S,C-ylides cleanly produced a mixture of singlet and triplet dicarbomethoxycarbene. The reactivity of the photogenerated carbenes were studied, and the characteristics of the chromophores manipulated in order to change the spin characteristics of the carbene.
Melanie Jean Heying
Heying, Melanie Jean, "Photogenerated reactive intermediates from thiophene ylides: thiophenes, oxenes and carbenes, oh my" (2008). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 11295.