High pressure spectral chemistry of selected organic compounds
The series of compounds indicated by the formular C_6H_5-(CH=CH)n-C_6H_5 change in color from white (colorless) to yellow to orange to red to deep red as n increases from 1 to 12. Stilbene is the first compound of this series (n=1). Under pressure, exerted by a diamond anvil press, stilbene can be seen to change color from white to yellow to red as increasing pressure is applied. Similar color changes are observed for the compounds where n=2,3, and 4 when subjected to similar pressure. This study records and reports the spectra versus pressure for these compounds.
College and Department
Chemistry and Biochemistry
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Linsley, Frank William, "High pressure spectral chemistry of selected organic compounds" (1970). Theses and Dissertations. 8298.
Chemistry, Organic, Spectrum analysis, Chemistry, Analytic, Qualitative