Synthesis of guest molecules for studies of urea inclusion compounds.

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dc.contributor.author Adams, Angela Dee
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-20T13:54:57Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-20T13:54:57Z
dc.date.issued 2011-07-20
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/10724
dc.description.abstract Most urea inclusion compounds (UICs) are known to share a common packing arrangement in which the urea host forms helical ribbons held together by hydrogen bonds to form a series of linear, hexagonal tunnels. Because UICs can encapsulate a wide variety of linear guest molecules, they serve as useful model systems for probing mechanisms of crystal growth and molecular recognition. In this thesis, the syntheses (or attempts thereof) of six compounds that will serve as consequential guest molecules in studies of UICs are presented. These compounds are (5S,6S)-2,9-decanedione-d2, 1,6-dicyanohexane-1,1,6,6-d4, 1,11-undecanedioic acid, bis(3-oxobutyl) adipate, 2,16-heptadecanedione, and 2-eicosanone. With the exception of (5S,6S)-2,9-decanedione-d2, whose synthesis remains incomplete, detailed synthesis and crystal growth of the UICs of these compounds are discussed. Ongoing studies with the UICs containing these guests include the determination of the absolute configuration of UICs, the study of guest conformer population changes via solid-state NMR, the development and identification of novel ferroelastic UICs, and the classification of guest ordering in a series of alkanedione UICs. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Urea inclusion compounds en_US
dc.subject Crystallography en_US
dc.subject Ferroelasticity en_US
dc.subject Absolute configuration en_US
dc.title Synthesis of guest molecules for studies of urea inclusion compounds. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Science en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Department of Chemistry en_US
dc.description.advisor Mark D. Hollingsworth en_US
dc.subject.umi Chemistry (0485) en_US
dc.date.published 2011 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth August en_US


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