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Title: Intermolecular interactions : quantification and applications
Author: Varley, Lisa
ISNI:       0000 0004 2724 4355
Awarding Body: University of Sheffield
Current Institution: University of Sheffield
Date of Award: 2012
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This thesis deals with the nature of fundamental intermolecular interactions and the ways in which they can be exploited using supramolecular chemistry. Three separate studies have been undertaken in order to explore and quantify different types of electrostatic interactions. Chapter 2 describes an investigation into the nature of hydrogen bonding interactions between charged species and well-defined neutral hosts, in order to quantify their hydrogen bonding strength on an already established scale. The importance of metal-ligand interactions in self-assembly is documented in Chapter 3, where the synthesis of functional supramolecules is described and their self-assembly in the presence of a bidentate ligand is investigated. Finally, Chapter 4 describes the use of calixarene-porphyrin conjugates in gas-sensing devices, showing how a handle on the design and synthesis of supramolecules and an understanding of their basic interactions can provide a useful application. The detailed background literature relating to the project will be described as an introduction to each chapter; this chapter provides a general introduction to the field of supramolecular chemistry and an overview of key advances that have been made since its inception.
Supervisor: Hunter, C. A. Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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