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Title: Studies in chemistry
Author: Wells, C. H. J.
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 1989
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Studies have been carried out in the following areas: (1) Photochemistry The photochemical behaviour of selected aromatic carbonyl compounds has been studied, especially in relation to the nature of the excited state involved in chemical reaction. The photochemistry of certain pyrimidine-based agrochemicals and related compounds has been investigated from a kinetic and product viewpoint. The dye sensitised photooxidation of these compounds has also been studied. (2) Spectroscopy and Charge-Transfer Complexation The spectroscopic properties and electron acceptor ability of a variety of organic compounds has been reported upon. (3) Chemistry of Polynitroaromatic Compounds The synthesis of a number of new polynitronaphthalenes and polynitro-acenaphthenes has been achieved, and the properties of many of these compounds has been studied by nmr, esr, electronic spectroscopy and by mass spectrometry. The reaction of base with such compounds has also been investigated. (4) Education Articles have been published in educational journals on molecular complexes, colour, solar energy and spectroscopy. Textbooks on molecular spectroscopy and photochemistry have been published.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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