Abstract

Functionalizing the upper rim of resorcinarene-based cavitands allows a variety of compounds to be synthesized from a single scaffold. Using the upper-rim moieties as ligands for a variety of transition metal ions further increases the versatility of this class of host compounds. A new resorcinarene-based molecule functionalized with four pyridine and acetic acid ligands has been successfully prepared to explore the properties of metal-assembled complexes. To synthesize this compound, tetra(bromomethyl)cavitand was reacted with N-(2-pyridylmethyl)-N-ethylacetate amine to give ethyl acetate pyridine resorcinarene. Hydrolysis of the ester gave acetic acid pyridine resorcinarene (APRes) in good yield. Complexes with Cu2+, Co2+, and Zn2+ are currently being investigated and characterized by MS and 1H and 13C NMR.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Chemistry and Biochemistry

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Date Submitted

2006-04-13

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd1279

Keywords

chemical, cavitands, resorcinarenes

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