The Three-Fold Significance of the Blaming Emotions
Funding from the ACS-PRF will allow for the preparation of a new class of donor/acceptor molecules linked by 1,3-diethynylbicyclo[1.1.1]pentane spacers. These molecules will provide an interesting probe of nonclassical conjugation through the bicyclo[1.1.1]pentane (propellane) unit. We plan to use UV/vis and fluorescence spectroscopy to study the interaction between donor and acceptor groups through the 1,3-diethynylbicyclo[1.1.1]-pentane spacer. Charge transfer from donor to acceptor is believed to arise from through-bond conjugation (pi-sigma-pi) mediated by the propellane unit. These molecules are expected to exhibit substantial charge transfer upon photoexcitation. The molecules may find potential applications in molecular electronics, optics, and energy transfer.
McCormick, Frankie, "The Three-Fold Significance of the Blaming Emotions" (2007). Faculty Works. 278.