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Presentation Title: Synthesis and Proposed Polymerization of Benzocyclobutadiene Chromium Tricarbonyl

Section: Poster Session Group 1 #2

Location: McCardell Bicentennial Hall, Great Hall

Date & Time: Friday, April 19, 2013 - 10:30pm - 11:15pm

Abstract:

Nanowires have become the focus of increased interest recently due to the constantly decreasing scale of technology.  Conductive polymers are one approach to creating a nanowire and are characterized by a conjugated π-system through which electrons can freely move.  These wires have the potential to be much smaller than traditional copper wires, allowing for a new level of nanotechnology.  My research focused on creating a monomer that could then be easily polymerized into one of these long-chain molecules with a fully conjugated π-system.  The monomer contains a complexed chromium tricarbonyl atom, which we believe stabilizes the monomer and will further the conductive properties of the wire by increasing the amount of conjugation.

Type of Presentation: Individual poster

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Presenter Information
Presenter(s): Stoll, William Travis
Major(s): Biochemistry
Class Year(s): 2013

Sponsor(s): Byers, Jeff
Dept(s): Chemistry

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