Date of Award
Honors Thesis (Colby Access Only)
Colby College. Chemistry Dept.
Dasan M. Thamattoor
This thesis reports a synthetic approach to a variety of macrocycles comprised of anthracene, phenylene, and ethynylene subunits. Most examples have ethynylene rods spacing the aromatic groups and others are spaced solely by aromatic panels. These purely hydrocarbon compounds exhibit interesting architectures with cavities governed by their connectivity to the central phenylene rings. The synthetic approach to these macrocycles utilizes a variety of cross-coupling procedures, most notably Suzuki and Sonagashira couplings, from readily synthesized dihalide and diethynyl anthracene precursors.
Macrocyclic compounds -- Synthesis, Synthesis
Recommended CitationNewhouse, Timothy, "Synthetic approaches to rigid "rod-and-panel" macrocycles" (2005). Honors Theses. Paper 412.
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