Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
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.
Chadha, Geetika, "Functionalized Surface-Cross-Linked Micelles for Catalysis and Light Harvesting" (2014). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 14016.