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Doctor of Philosophy (PHD)
Chemistry (Arts and Sciences)
Date of Defense
First Committee Member
Vaidhyanathan Ramamurthy - Committee Chair
Second Committee Member
Angel Kaifer - Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Françisco Raymo - Mentor
Fourth Committee Member
Richard DeFazio - Outside Committee Member
In the effort to design new photochromic material for integral parts in many scientific processes I have synthesized, characterized and studied photophysical characteristics of new photochromic polymers. By coupling the properties of a photochromic unit with that of polymers one can anticipate the discovery of new viable photochromic materials that has the possibility to enhance the processes in many scientific fields. Water solubility in photochromic processes gives life to new innovations and possibilities in the scientific community. As part of my dissertation I have designed, synthesized and studied new water soluble photochromic polymers. The findings in this dissertation will help to reveal the understandings of incorporating/coupling a photochromic molecule with that of polymers.
Copolymer; NMR; GPC; Synthesis; Orgainc
Banaszak, Tyler, "Photochromic Polymers Based on Oxazine" (2009). Open Access Dissertations. 296.