Title

High pressure spectral chemistry of selected organic compounds

Abstract

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.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Rights

http://lib.byu.edu/about/copyright/

Date Submitted

1970-06-01

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/Letd605

Keywords

Chemistry, Organic, Spectrum analysis, Chemistry, Analytic, Qualitative

Language

English

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