Coordinative Polymers with Fullerene : Exploring Synthesis and Potential Applications
Ooi, Eric Chong Yih
Date of Issue2016
School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
Corannulene, C20H10, features several exciting characteristics that has received much attention since its discovery. One of them being that it is the smallest fullerene fragment that has retained its curvature Thus, begging the question — is this extensively conjugated molecule aromatic (figure 2)? Additionally, corannulen's host-guest interaction with macromolecules, its self-assembly behavior and its photoelectronic properties are of much interest as well. In light of the interesting features of corannulene, this project started off with the synthesis of this fascinating molecule (figure 3) and aspired to construct corannulene into different architectures in subsequent studies. [1st Award]-[Peer Assessment Review]
Student Research Poster
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