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Photochemical and Photophysical Properties of Mononuclear and Multinuclear Closed Shell D10 Coinage Metal Complexes and Their Metallo-organometallic Adducts

Photochemical and Photophysical Properties of Mononuclear and Multinuclear Closed Shell D10 Coinage Metal Complexes and Their Metallo-organometallic Adducts

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Date: December 2013
Creator: McDougald Jr., Roy N.
Description: This dissertation covers the studies of two major topics: the photochemistry of mononuclear and multinuclear gold(I) complexes and synthetic approaches to tailor photophysical properties of cyclic trinuclear d10 complexes. First a detailed photochemical examination into the photoreactivity of neutral mononuclear and multinuclear gold(I) complexes is discussed, with the aim of gold nanoparticle size and shape control for biomedical and catalysis applications. Next is a comprehensive systematic synthetic approach to tailor the photophysical properties of cyclic trinuclear d10 complexes. This synthetic approach includes an investigation of structure-luminescence relationships between cyclic trinuclear complexes, an examination into their π-acid/π-base reactivity with heavy metal cations and an exploration into the photophysical properties of new heterobimetallic cyclic trinuclear complexes. These photophysical properties inspections are used to screen materials for their employment in molecular electronic devices such as organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) and thin film transistors (OTFTs).
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An analysis of the effectiveness of computer assisted instruction in general chemistry at an urban university.

An analysis of the effectiveness of computer assisted instruction in general chemistry at an urban university.

Date: May 2002
Creator: McGuffey, Angela
Description: The science-major General Chemistry sequence offered at the University of Houston has been investigated with respect to the effectiveness of recent incorporation of various levels of computer technology. As part of this investigation, questionnaire responses, student evaluations and grade averages and distributions from up to the last ten years have been analyzed and compared. Increased use of web-based material is both popular and effective, particularly with respect to providing extra information and supplemental questions. Instructor contact via e-mail is also well-received. Both uses of technology should be encouraged. In contrast, electronic classroom presentation is less popular. While initial use may lead to improved grades and retention, these levels decrease quickly, possibly due to a reduction in instructor spontaneity.
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Chemical Equilibria in Binary Solvents

Chemical Equilibria in Binary Solvents

Date: August 1997
Creator: McHale, Mary E. R.
Description: Dissertation research involves development of Mobile Order Theory thermodynamic models to mathematically describe and predict the solubility, spectral properties, protonation equilibrium constants and two-phase partitioning behavior of solutes dissolved in binary solvent mixtures of analytical importance. Information gained provide a better understanding of solute-solvent and solvent-solvent interactions at the molecular level, which will facilitate the development of better chemical separation methods based upon both gas-liquid and high-performance liquid chromatography, and better analysis methods based upon complexiometric and spectroscopic methods. Dissertation research emphasizes chemical equilibria in systems containing alcohol cosolvents with the understanding that knowledge gained will be transferable to more environmentally friendly aqueous-organic solvent mixtures.
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Synthesis and Alkali Metal Extraction Properties of Novel Cage-functionalized Crown Coronands and Cryptands

Synthesis and Alkali Metal Extraction Properties of Novel Cage-functionalized Crown Coronands and Cryptands

Date: August 1999
Creator: McKim, Artie S.
Description: A novel crown ether precursor was developed in which a rigid 4-oxahexacyclo(5.4.1.26.3,10.05,9.08,11)dodecyl cage moiety ("cage functionality") wasincorporated.
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An NMR Study of Trimethylsilylmethyllithium Aggregates and Mixed Trimethylsilylmethyllithium/Lithium trimethylsilylmethoxide Aggregates

An NMR Study of Trimethylsilylmethyllithium Aggregates and Mixed Trimethylsilylmethyllithium/Lithium trimethylsilylmethoxide Aggregates

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Date: December 2004
Creator: Medley, Marilyn S.
Description: An NMR spectroscopy study of trimethylsilylmethyllilthium, TMSM-Li, indicates that TMSM-Li exists as two different aggregates in cyclopentane solution. Using previously reported colligative properties of TMSM-Li in different solutions in connection with new 13C and 6Li NMR data collected in this study, aggregation states were assigned as octamer and hexamer. Low temperature 13C and 6Li NMR peak intensities indicated an equilibrium exists between the two aggregates that shifts toward the octamer as the temperature decreases. ΔH was calculated to be 5.23 + 0.15 kcal/mol and ΔS was calculated to be 17.9 + 0.6 eu for the hexamer/octamer equilibrium system. Samples of TMSM-Li were mixed with TMSM-OH in attempts to form mixed alkyllithium/lithium alkoxide aggregates. 13C NMR data for these mixtures gave inconclusive results whether or not these compounds formed, which is different from other primary alkyllithium compounds studied in the past. A study of neopentyllithium, NpLi, indicates only one aggregate in solution with the aggregation state unknown using low temperature 13C NMR spectroscopy.
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A Chemical Analysis of the Important Soils of Dimmit County, Texas

A Chemical Analysis of the Important Soils of Dimmit County, Texas

Date: August 1938
Creator: Meek, William
Description: The purpose of this study is to collect sample soils from uncontaminated horizon (by digging completely through the soil profile or strata) and provide a chemical analysis of the important soils of Dimmit county, Texas.
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The Polarographic Study of P-nitroacetophenone

The Polarographic Study of P-nitroacetophenone

Date: 1952
Creator: Messick, Bobby G.
Description: The purpose of this investigation is to study the polarographic characteristics of p-nitroacetophenone.
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Interaction of learning approach with concept integration and achievement in a large guided inquiry organic class.

Interaction of learning approach with concept integration and achievement in a large guided inquiry organic class.

Date: August 2009
Creator: Mewhinney, Christina
Description: A study was conducted to investigate the relationship of students' concept integration and achievement with time spent within a topic and across related topics in a large first semester guided inquiry organic chemistry class. Achievement was based on evidence of algorithmic problem solving; and concept integration was based on demonstrated performance explaining, applying, and relating concepts to each other. Twelve individual assessments were made of both variables over three related topics - acid/base, nucleophilic substitution and electrophilic addition reactions. Measurements included written, free response and ordered multiple answer questions using a classroom response system. Results demonstrated that students can solve problems without conceptual understanding. A second study was conducted to compare the students' learning approach at the beginning and end of the course. Students were scored on their preferences for a deep, strategic, or surface approach to learning based on their responses to a pre and post survey. Results suggest that students significantly decreased their preference for a surface approach during the semester. Analysis of the data collected was performed to determine the relationship between students' learning approach and their concept integration and achievement in this class. Results show a correlation between a deep approach and concept integration and a ...
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α-(4-Aminophenylsulfonyl)-Acetophenone Derivatives; N-Diphenylmethyl and N-Fluorenyl Piperidines

α-(4-Aminophenylsulfonyl)-Acetophenone Derivatives; N-Diphenylmethyl and N-Fluorenyl Piperidines

Date: 1949
Creator: Middleton, William J.
Description: This thesis is a study of α-(4-aminophenylsulfonyl)-acetophenone derivatives; n-diphenylmethyl and n-fluorenyl piperidines.
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The Preparation of Pyridinium Derivatives by the Knoevenagel Condensation

The Preparation of Pyridinium Derivatives by the Knoevenagel Condensation

Date: May 1955
Creator: Miller, Eugene James
Description: An attempt is made in the work described in this paper to extend the series started by Hall and Platas by means of a Knoevenagel condensation between 3-hydroxy-1,4-naphtho-quinone-2-(4-methylpyridinium) anhydride and various aromatic aldehydes giving rise to a series of unsaturated substituents on the four position of the pyridine ring.
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