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Doctor of Philosophy (PHD)
Chemistry (Arts and Sciences)
Date of Defense
First Committee Member
Angel E. Kaifer
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Fourth Committee Member
Adam R. Urbach
This dissertation mainly investigate the host-guest chemistry in different supramolecular systems using nitroxide as spin probes. Two topics in supramolecular chemistry are involved in this dissertation: (a) self-assembled hexameric molecular capsules and (b) cucurbituril complexes. In addition to this, the author also describes a new M4L6 tetrahedral metal-organic cage formed by sulfate-templated self-assembly. The first chapter in this dissertation gives a brief introduction to supramolecular chemistry. The second chapter describes the EPR and NMR investigation on the interactions of nitroxide probes with resorcinarene molecular capsules. Four chapters of this dissertation deal with the complexation behavior of cucurbit[n]urils (n = 7,8) with different ferrocene and cobaltocenium nitroxide derivatives. The last chapter describes the preparation and characterization of a M4L6 tetrahedral molecular cage formed by both sulfate-templated and subcomponent self-assembly.
Supramolecular Chemistry; EPR; Nitroxide; Spin Probes; Cucurbituril; Self-Assembly
Yi, Song, "Investigation on Supramolecular Systems with Nitroxide Spin Probes" (2012). Open Access Dissertations. 832.