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A Study of Some 1-alkyl-1,2-dihydro-3-hydroxybenzo[g]quinoxaline-5,10-diones
The experiment in this thesis involves a study of some 1-alkyl-1,2-dihydro-3-hydroxybenzo[g]quinoxaline-5,10-diones. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc108092/
Nitrogen Derivatives of Naphthoquinone
This thesis investigates nitrogen derivatives of naphthoquinone. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130278/
Synthesis and Characterization of Two and Three Coordinate Gold (I) Conjugated and Rigid Metallodendrimers
This dissertation is a study of two major topics that involve synthetic strategies for new classes of phosphorescent gold(I)-based metallodendrimers. The phosphorescence of organic and inorganic luminophores originates from spin-orbit coupling owing to internal or external heavy atom effects as well as metal-centered emissions. Previous work in the Omary group entailed systematically designed small molecules, metallopolymers, and unconjugated metallodendrimers that contain d10 and d8 metals, whereas this dissertation aims in part to expand such strategies to the conjugated metallodendrimer regime. In one approach novel synthetic strategies were used to make first-generation phenyl acetylene dendrimers and phosphine derivatives thereof. The phosphine dendrimers are made by tethering one of the phosphines to an unsaturated dendrimer, as such phosphine dendrimers are better chromophores and luminophores due to their structural rigidity and extended conjugation. In another approach, 2- and 3-coordinate Au(I) dendritic complexes are synthesized from these phosphine dendrimers. This study is further extended to study metallodendritic complexes with different cores, for example triphenylene-based metallodendritic complexes with six acetylene branches. The physical properties of the metallodendrimers can be modulated upon proceeding to further dendrimer generations or by using solubilizing groups on the peripheral phosphines, thus allowing better processability for thin-film fabrication as required for molecular electronic devices and higher chance for crystal growth toward accurate structural characterization. Other data produced in this project suggested that some structural alterations led to porous solids that render them suitable for realized and potential applications in energy storage and carbon capture. The interesting luminescence properties of the metallodendrimers and porous extended solids produced in this dissertation are significant toward utilizing such materials for optoelectronic applications such as energy-saving organic light-emitting diodes and optical sensors for environmental pollutants. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc149678/
Pyridinium Derivatives of 9,10-Endo-o-Phenylene-9,10-Dihydro-1,4-Anthraquinone
The compounds reported here were prepared for the purpose of determining the effects of active groups on the pyridine ring, and to determine the effects of substituted methyl groups on the nucleus. These compounds are to be tested for tuberculostatic activity. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc107912/
The Isolation and Chemical Study of Compounds Produced by a Strain of Penicillium Notatum
It is the purpose of this paper to present data on the isolation and study of the chemical nature of compounds produced by this strain of mold which resembles Penicillium notatum nestling. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc53439/
Optical Properties of Christiansen Filter Systems
This thesis examines the optical properties of Christiansen filter systems. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc108100/
Amine Derivatives of 3-chloro-5(8?)-nitro-1,4-naphthoquinone
This work deals with the preparation of amine derivatives of 3-chloro-5(8?)-nitro-1,4-naphthoquinone which are to be tested for anti-tubercular activity by Parke, Davis and Company. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130300/
Infrared Studies of Anions of Barbituric Acids
As long ago as 1881, it was realized that a functional group of atoms in a molecule would cause an absorption band to appear at a particular frequency in the infrared spectrum of the molecule. In more recent years, the concept of characteristic group frequencies has become firmly established and has resulted in the present widespread use of infrared spectroscopy. There appear to have been relatively few studies of infrared absorption of organic acids as compared with their salts. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc108088/
The Photochemical Reactions of 2,7-dimethyloctane
This thesis is a study of the photochemical reactions of 2,7-dimethyloctane. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130312/
Nitrogen Derivatives of Naphthoquinone
A series of nitrogen derivatives of 1,4-naphthoquinone, which are structurally similar to the compounds of Hall, has been prepared by this worker. In general, the amido groups are those of the long-chain, fatty acids, and it is believed they will have increased physiological activity. These compounds are to be tested for medicinal activity by Parke-Davis and Company. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130314/
Bis Ammonium Salts of Dialkylaminoalkoxypropionitriles
This paper concerns the preparation of some bis derivatives of dialkylaminoalkoxypropionitirles from trimethylene, hexamethylene, octomethylene, and decamethylene bromides. These compounds are to be tested for curariform activity and anesthetic values by Parke, Davis and Company. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc107980/
A Chemical Analysis of the Peanut
The object of this paper is to make an analysis of the mineral and food content of the peanut and to compare them with a balanced food. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83334/
A Study of the Friedel-Craft Reactions of Phenolic Ethers
The original purpose of this investigation was to prepare a series of diketones. However, since considerable difficulty was encountered in the preparation of these diketones, attention was shifted to a study of the Friedel-Craft reactions of phenolic ethers and to the reaction between phenolic ethers and dicarboxylic acids with boron trifluoride as a catalyst. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc108030/
The Reactions and Emission Spectra of Propylene in Electrodeless Discharge
This thesis describes the reactions and emission spectra of propylene under radio frequency energy radiation. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc108032/
The Adsorption of Radioactive Isotopes on Specific Precipitates
The purpose of this investigation is to reveal the effects of certain factors affecting adsorption on some specific precipitates. It is hoped that the choice of precipitate types will enable extension of the information gained here to other precipitates similar to those investigated. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130408/
The Adsorption of Radioactive Isotopes on Precipitates
This thesis concerns the investigation of radioisotopes as indicators for precipitation reactions. As a precipitate forms in the presence of a radioisotope, adsorption may take place on its surface. If this adsorption changes markedly at the stoichiometric point it will be possible to use this variation as an indicator for the reaction. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130352/
The Light Sensitivity of some Nitrogen-containing Furfural Derivatives
This study describes the creation of various furfural derivatives and their respective light sensitivity. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc53317/
The synthesis and study of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)/poly(acrylic acid) interpenetrating polymer network nanoparticle hydrogels.
Homogeneous hydrogels made of an interpenetrating network of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAm) and poly(acrylic acid) (PAAc) are synthesized by a two-step process; first making PNIPAm hydrogels and then interpenetrating acrylic acid throughout the hydrogel through polymerization. The kinetic growth of the IPN is plotted and an equation is fitted to the data. When diluted to certain concentrations in water, the hydrogels show reversible, inverse thermal gelation at about 34°C. This shows unique application to the medical field, as the transition is just below body temperature. A drug release experiment is performed using high molecular weight dyes, and a phase diagram is created through observation of the purified, concentrated gel at varying concentrations and temperatures. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc5382/
The Photo-Alkylation of C4 Hydocarbons
A study of the photo-alkylation of C4 hydrocarbons. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc53390/
Electrochemical Study of Under-Potential Deposition Processes on Transition Metal Surfaces
Copper under-potential deposition (UPD) on iridium was studied due to important implications it presents to the semiconductor industry. Copper UPD allows controlled superfilling on sub-micrometer trenches; iridium has characteristics to prevent copper interconnect penetration into the surrounding dielectric. Copper UPD is not favored on iridium oxides but data shows copper over-potential deposition when lower oxidation state Ir oxide is formed. Effect of anions in solution on silver UPD at platinum (Pt) electrodes was studied with the electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance. Silver UPD forms about one monolayer in the three different electrolytes employed. When phosphoric acid is used, silver oxide growth is identified due to presence of low coverage hydrous oxide species at potentials prior to the monolayer oxide region oxide region. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc5372/
Pyridine Derivatives of Naphthoquinone
This paper deals with the preparation of pyridinium derivatives of naphthoquinone. The starting material was 2,3-dichloro-1,4-naphthoquinone, and it was reacted with pyridine and 4-n-alkyl-pyridine derivatives. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130394/
Diffusion of Pb210 and Cl36 in the Molten PbCl2-NaCl System
Since 1955 research has been conducted at North Texas State College on diffusion in molten salts. The object of this work was a continuation of the diffusion studies, specifically the diffusion of Pb210 and Cl36 in molten PbCl2-NaCl mixtures. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc108112/
Self-diffusion of Pb210 and Cl36 in Molten PbCl2-KCl Mixtures in the Region of the Compound 2PbCl2-KCl
The specific goal of the investigation was the measurement, as a function of temperature, of the self-diffusion coefficients of Pb210 and Cl36 in PbCl2-KCl compositions in the region of the first compound, and to calculate from these data the activation energy necessary for the diffusion of these ions. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130452/
Mercury-Sensitized Photochemical Reactions of Isopropyl Alcohol
This thesis discusses the mercury-sensitized photochemical reactions of isopropyl alcohol. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130438/
Barbituric Acids. VII. 5-alkyl-derivatives of 5-ethoxy-barbituric Acid
A great deal of research has been devoted in recent years to the search for new drugs for the treatment of epilepsy and related convulsive disorders. This emphasis is occasioned by the fact that no one drug is effective for all patients, and also by the fact that the toxicity of a drug varies considerably from one patient to another. Among the most effective drugs are certain members of the hydantoin and barbituric acid series. For some time there has been in progress in this laboratory an investigation of members of these two series in which a hetro atom attached directly to the hetrocyclic nucleus is introduced into the side chain at position five of these two series. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130416/
The Preparation of Pyridinium Derivatives by the Knoevenagel Condensation
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130428/
The Turbidimetric Determination of Lead
The turbidimetric method for the determination of lead ion developed in this work is not intended as a replacement for standard analytical procedures, but is presented solely as a laboratory exercise for courses in elementary instructional analysis. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc108120/
Chlorination of Neohexane
This thesis describes an experiment to chorinate neohexane, and the resulting compounds. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc53517/
Diffusion of Na²² in the Molten PbC1₂-NaC1 System
The object of this thesis is to establish the diffusion coefficient of Na ion in PbCl2-NaCl mixtures and to compare its relationship to the other species. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc108180/
a-Amino Alcohol Derivatives of Methyl P-Nitrophenyl Acetate
This thesis describes the synthesis of a series of dialkylaminoalkoxy derivatives of methyl p-nitrophenylacetate for testing as anti-histamine or hay fever drugs. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75629/
Thiophene Analogs of DDT; O-Alkylhydorxylamine Hydrochorides; Dialkylaminoalkyl Esters of Phenoxyacetic Acid
This thesis describes three separate and unrelated chemical experiments. The first investigates analogs for the compound DDT. The second investigates the properties of O-substituted hydroxylamines. The third investigates the action of slight changes to the structure of an antihistaminic agent. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75622/
The Synthesis of Certain Alkyl Alpha-(2-Dialkylam Inoalkoxy)Phenylacetates
This thesis describes the procedures used in preparation of the derivatives of certain alkyl phenylacetates and the necessary intermediate compounds. Compounds resembling the structure of Benadryl were prepared in this study in the hope that at least one might prove to be of value in the fight against allergy. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75620/
Preparation of Various Amino Alcohol Derivatives of p-Chlorophenoxyacetic Acid and Phenylacetic Acid
This thesis deals with the preparation of dialkylaminoalkoxy derivatives of p-chlorophenoxyacetic acid and phenylacetic acid. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75632/
Thermal Decomposition of Alkyllithium Compounds in the Pure State
This thesis is concerned with the thermal decomposition of a series of alkyllithium compounds in the pure state in an attempt to determine the relative stability of alkyllithium compounds and to examine the mechanism of the elimination reaction. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130566/
A Study of Sympathiomimetic Amines, Synthesis of O-Alkylhydroxylamines
Although many sympathomimetic amines have been prepared, the perfect one has not yet been made. Chemists are still attempting to synthesize a selective drug with more prolonged effects and free from side reactions or compensatory vasodilation. With this idea in mind it seemed feasible to prepare a group of O-substituted hydroxylamines. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75635/
The Synthesis of 5-Alkyl-5-(2-Thienylmethyl)-Barbituric Acids
This thesis describes the synthesis of a series of 5-alkyl-5-(2-thienylmethyl)-barbituric acids. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75638/
Attempted Synthesis of 5-Allyl-5-(2-Thienyl)-Barbituric Acid
This thesis describes attempts to synthesize 5-allyl-5-(2-thienyl)-barbituric acid as an improved anticonvulsant. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75643/
Preparation of 4-Amino-3-Hydrazino-5-Methyl-s-Triazole Dihydrochloride and Condensation Products
The procedure of Takimoto, Denault, and Hotta was followed in order to prepare 4-amino-3-hydrazino-5-methyl-s-triazole hydrochloride (II) and its precursor, triamino-guanidine hydrochloride (I). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130650/
Amino Acid Complexes of Rhodium(III)
This thesis will explore and study rhodium, a group VIII element that has rarely been studied. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130648/
The Mercury-Sensitized Photo-Reactions of 2,3-Dimethyl Butane
The work encompassed by this thesis is partially a reproduction of the results obtained by John A. Marcia in his work on the photo-chemical reactions of branched hydrocarbons. The previous work done on this particular problem was rendered partially valueless because of the loss of the liquid hydrocarbon product when a fractionation column at the Texas Company Laboratory, Beacon, New York, broke during the fractionation run. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75648/
The Mercury-Sensitized Photo-Reactions of a Mixture of Propane and Isobutane
It was decided to determine whether or not 2,2,3-trimethylbutane could be formed by the photochemical reaction of isobutane and propane in the presence of mercury vapor energized by ultraviolet radiation from a mercury vapor lamp. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75654/
Synthesis and Characterization of 2,3-Dichloropyrrolo[1,2-a]benzimidazol-1-one and Its Methylthiol Derivatives
Condensation of 2,3-dichloromaleic anhydride and o-phenylenediamine in refluxing toluene affords the three compounds 2,3-dichloro-N-o-C6H4(NH2)maleimide (1), N,N¢-o-C6H4-bis(2,3-dichloromaleimide) (2), and 2,3-dichloropyrrolo[1,2-a]benzimidazol-1-one (3), with compound 1 as the major product. Repeating the same reaction in the presence of added PTSA furnishes compound 3 as the major product. Treatment of 3 with methylthiol in the presence of pyridine affords monosulfide compounds 2-chloro-3-methylthiopyrrolo[1,2-a]benzimidazol-1-one (4) and and the disulfide derivatives 2,3-di(methylthio)pyrrolo[1,2-a]benzimidazol-1-one (5). The substitution of the first chlorine group in compound 3 occurs regioselectively at C-3 to produce compound 4, followed by replacement of the remaining chlorine group to furnish the disulfide compounds 5. The new compounds 1-5 have been isolated by column chromatography and characterized by IR, NMR, XRD, CV and etc. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc5238/
Computational studies of bonding and phosphorescent properties of group 12 oligomers and extended excimers.
Density functional (ca, BLYP, BPW91, B3LYP and B3PW91), MP2 and CCSD(T) methods in combination with LANL2DZ or cc-pVxZ-PP (where x=D(double), T(triple) Q(quadruple), and 5(quintuple)) basis sets have been employed in computing electronic transition energies of zinc and cadmium monomers. CCSD(T)/aug-cc-pV5Z-PP combination finds values that are 150 cm-1 from the experimental value for the zinc monomer and 240 cm-1 remove from the cadmium monomer excitation experimental value. These method/basis set combinations are also used to find spectroscopic values (re, De, we, wexe, Be , and Te) that rival experimental values for dimers and excimers. Examples of this can be seen with the CCSD(T)/aug-cc-pV5Z-PP combination phosphorescent emission results. The values found are within 120 cm-1 of the zinc emission energy and 290 cm-1 of the cadmium emission energy. While this combination rigorously models spectroscopic constants for monomers, dimers, and excimers, it does not efficiently model these constants for larger clusters with available modern computational resources. It is important to show spectroscopic trends (bonding, phosphorescent excitation and emissions) as clusters increase as the monomer and dimer emission energies do not model solid state metallophilic interactions and phosphorescence. The MP2/LANL2DZ combinations show qualitative cooperative bonding trends in group oligomers and extended excimers as size increases and shape change. Changes in excitation and emission energies are also shown as a function of size and shape of the clusters. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc9108/
An Analysis of Elementary Science Material Included in Certain Courses of Study and Text Books
The purpose of this study is to assess the contribution of elementary science to the curriculum. The finding of the investigation summarized in table form. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29866/
An Experimental Study of the Electrodeposition of Lead
This thesis aimed to study some of the general principles underlying electrodeposition together with experimental facts regarding the effects of changing constituents of the plating solutions, variations in hydrogen-ion concentrations, and variation in current density used in the electrodeposition of lead. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29849/
Application of Concentration, Adsorption and pH in the Precipitation of the Metal Ions of Groups II and III
In this thesis, the process involved in the precipitations and separations of the metal of Group II and Group III studied. Suggestions have also been offered whereby students can make an analysis without loosing metals in the initial precepitation. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29846/
A Quantitative Chemical Examination of Surface Well Water from the Three Principal Geological Divisions of Denton County
A sample of the surface-well water was taken from an area of the predominating soil of each of the three geological regions of Denton County, Texas, and a chemical analysis of each sample was made. This thesis deals with the area from which the samples were taken, the methods of analysis used, and the results of the analysis. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc29843/
Synthesis and characterization of diphosphine ligand substituted osmium and ruthenium clusters.
The kinetics for the bridge-to-chelate isomerization of the dppe ligand in H4Ru4(CO)10(dppe) have been investigated by UV-vis and NMR spectroscopies over the temperature range of 308-328 K. The isomerization of the ligand-bridged cluster 1,2-H4Ru4(CO)10(dppe) was found to be reversible by 31P NMR spectroscopy, affording a Keq = 15.7 at 323 K in favor of the chelating dppe isomer. The forward (k1) and reverse (k-1) first-order rate constants for the reaction have been measured in different solvents and in the presence of ligand trapping agents (CO and PPh3). On the basis of the activation parameters and reaction rates that are unaffected by added CO and PPh3, a sequence involving the nondissociative migration of a phosphine moiety and two CO groups between basal ruthenium centers is proposed and discussed. The substitution of the MeCN ligands in the activated cluster 1,2-Os3(CO)10(MeCN)2 by the diphosphine ligands dppbz proceeds rapidly at room temperature to furnish a mixture of bridging and chelating Os3(CO)10(dppbz) isomers and the ortho-metalated product HOs3(CO)9[μ-(PPh2)C=C{PPh(C6H4)}C4H4]. Thermolysis of the bridging isomer 1,2-Os3(CO)10(dppbz) under mild conditions gives the chelating isomer 1,1-Os3(CO)10(dppbz), molecular structure of both the isomers have been determined by X-ray crystallography. The kinetics for the ligand isomerization has been investigated by UV-vis and 1H NMR spectroscopy in toluene solution over the temperature range of 318-343 K. On the basis of kinetic data conducted in the presence of added CO and the Eyring activation parameters, a non-dissociative phosphine migration across one of the Os-Os bonds is proposed. Ortho metalation of one of the phenyl groups associated with the dppbz ligand is triggered by near-UV photolysis of the chelating cluster 1,1-Os3(CO)10(dppbz). The triosmium cluster 1,2-Os3(CO)10(MeCN)2 reacts with the diphosphine ligand 3,4­bis(diphenylphosphino)-5-methoxy-2(5)H-furanone (bmf) at 25 ºC to give the bmf-bridged cluster 1,2-Os3(CO)10(bmf). Heating 1,2-Os3(CO)10(bmf) leads to an equilibrium with the chelating isomer 1,1-Os3(CO)10(bmf). The molecular structure of each isomer has been crystallographically determined, and the kinetics for the isomerization has been investigated by UV-vis and 1H NMR spectroscopy. The reversible nature of the diphosphine isomerization has been confirmed by NMR measurements, and the forward (k1) and reverse (k-1) first-order rate constants for the bridge-to-chelate isomerization have been determined. Thermolysis of the SEQ CHAPTER h r 11,1-Os3(CO)10(bmf) cluster (>110 ºC) leads to regiospecific activation of C-H and P-C bonds, producing the hydrido clusters HOs3(CO)9[µ-PPh2C=C{PPh(C6H4)} CH(OMe)OC(O)] and the benzyne clusters HOs3(CO)8(μ3-C6H4)[µ-PPhC=C(PPh2)CH(OMe)OC(O)]. The hydride and benzyne clusters, which exist as a pair of diastereomers, have been fully characterized in solution by IR and NMR spectroscopy, and the molecular structure of one benzyne cluster (major diastereomer) has been determined by X-ray crystallography. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc3955/
Photophysical properties of pyrene, 2,7 diazapyrene and 1,3-bis(β-naphthyl)propane.
The luminescence properties of Van Der Waals' dimers and clusters of pyrene and diazapyrene have been investigated. Excimers, dimeric species which are associative in an excited electronic state and dissociative in their ground state, have long been established and play an important role in many areas of photochemistry. My work here focuses on the luminescence and absorption properties of ground state dimers/aggregates, which are less understood, and allows further characterization of the ground state and excited state association of these aromatic molecules. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc3999/
Syntheses, X-ray Diffraction Structures, and Kinetics on New Formamidinate-Substituted Triosmium Clusters
The reaction between the formamidine ligand PriN=CHNHPri and the activated cluster Os3(CO)10(MeCN)2 has been studied. A rapid reaction is observed at room temperature, yielding the hydride clusters HOs3(CO)9[μ-OCNPriC(H)NPri] and HOs3(CO)10[μ-NPriC(H)NPri] as the principal products. The spectroscopic data and X-ray diffraction structures of those formamidinate-substituted clusters will be present. The thermal reactivity of the clusters has been investigated, with the face-capped cluster HOs3(CO)9[μ-NPriC(H)NPri] found as the sole observable product. The relationship between these three clusters has been established by kinetic studies, the results of which will be discussed. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc33217/
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