Synthesis of new light-emitters via zirconium-mediated coupling Open Access
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solid state luminescence
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University of Alberta
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Rivard, Eric (Chemistry)
- Examining committee member and department
Mar, Arthur (Chemistry)
Shankar Karthik (Electrical & Computer Engineering)
Lundgren, Rylan (Chemistry)
Baumgartner, Thomas (Chemistry, University of Calgary)
Department of Chemistry
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Doctor of Philosophy
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The work described within this thesis details explorations into the area of molecular luminogens, in particular using zirconium-mediated coupling to access novel classes of color tunable emitters based on germanium, tellurium, and butadienes. Chapter 2 features new class of air-stable phosphors termed as spirocyclic germafluorene-germoles. This new library of color tunable luminogens was prepared using Suzuki-Miyaura, Stille, and zirconocene-mediated couplings. In addition, the synthesis and properties of homo- and co-polymers based on spirocyclic germafluorene-germole unit were explored and challenges associated with these materials are discussed herein. Chapter 3 describes a new general Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling protocol for the synthesis of symmetrical diarylalkynes. They were further transformed into new tetraarylbutadienes, and their fluorescent properties and photo- and thermal stability were investigated. Attempts to prepare potentially blue luminescent tin-capped building block based on a cumyl-substituted tetraarylbutadiene for further Stille polymerization protocols is reported. In Chapter 4 the synthesis and characterization of new symmetric tellurium heterocycles for both hole-transport and light-emitting applications is presented. This work builds upon the general alkyne synthesis route introduced in Chapter 3.
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Chapter 2: Shynkaruk O., He G., McDonald R., Ferguson M. J., Rivard E., Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 248-257Chapter 3: Shynkaruk O., Qi Y., Cottrell-Callbeck A., Torres Delgado W., McDonald R., Ferguson M. J., He G., Rivard E., Organometallics, 2016, 35, 2232-2241.
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