Synthesis and Characterisation of Extended Structures of Metal Atoms Interconnected by Polycarboxylic Linkers

Master's Thesis


Metal-organic extended structures were synthesized from metal atoms and polycarboxylic linkers. Three polycarboxylic linkers were used in the synthesis, tetrahydrofuran 2,3,4 tetracarboxylic acid (THFTC), benzenepentacarboxylic acid (BPCA), and benzenehexacarboxylic acid (BHCA). A total of 9 different compounds were synthesized and characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction. Copper, manganese, and lead formed compounds with THFTC. BPCA formed compounds with zinc, manganese, cobalt, and lead. Cobalt and cerium formed compounds with BHCA.


Attribute NameValues
  • etd-07182006-104916

Author Michael Terry Scancella
Advisor Kenneth W. Henderson
Contributor W. Robert Scheidt, Committee Member
Contributor Kenneth W. Henderson, Committee Chair
Contributor Marya Lieberman, Committee Member
Degree Level Master's Thesis
Degree Discipline Chemistry and Biochemistry
Degree Name MS
Defense Date
  • 2006-07-21

Submission Date 2006-07-18
  • United States of America

  • polycarboxylic linkers

  • metal organic frameworks

  • extended structures

  • University of Notre Dame

  • English

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