Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

2014

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Chemistry

First Advisor

Yan Zhao

Abstract

This dissertation present several applications of surface cross-linked nanomaterials as potential catalysts and light-harvesting materials. The microenvironment of these covalently fixed micelles are studied and the impact of crosslinking on their surface properties is investigated. Different kinds of functionalized surfactants are synthesized and studied for their micelle formation and surface activity. Surfactants with polymerizable tail are synthesized to facilitate covalent capture of catalytic groups in the core. Chromophore-containing surfactants are also prepared and investigated for their energy transfer within and beyond a single SCM.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-3276

Copyright Owner

Geetika Chadha

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

127 pages

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Chemistry Commons

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