Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

2008

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Chemistry

First Advisor

William S. Jenks

Abstract

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.

Copyright Owner

Melanie Jean Heying

Language

en

Date Available

2012-04-30

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

123 pages

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Chemistry Commons

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