AbstractsBiology & Animal Science

Daisy Chain Ligands for the Control of Layering in Pillared Metal-Organic Frameworks

by Joseph Nicolas Sbrocca

Institution: University of Windsor
Department: Chemistry and Biochemistry
Degree: MS
Year: 2015
Keywords: Mechanically interlocked molecules
Record ID: 2060772
Full text PDF: http://scholar.uwindsor.ca/etd/5287



Mechanically interlocked molecules (MIMs) have been studied extensively due to their ability to function as molecular motors, machines, and molecular muscles in solution. Unfortunately, these systems lack organization in solution and the motions exhibited are incoherent. This has stimulated interest towards installing MIMs as ligands into metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) to improve the molecular organization and coherency of these systems. The material presented in this thesis describes the synthesis of two benzimidazole-crown ether (24C6) based cyclic daisy chain dimers for the first time. Upon further functionalization, one of the cyclic daisy chain dimers has the potential to be used as a pillaring ligand to separate 2D-layers in pillared MOFs.