Master of Science
Gilroy, Joe B.
Workentin, Mark S.
This thesis outlines the synthesis and characterization of the first alkynyl-substituted boron formazanate complexes and explores the electronic and structural changes that occur in these systems as a result of chemical modification at the boron centre. An alkynyl-substituted complex appended with a redox-active handle is also described, and the chemical reduction and oxidation of this system is explored. Finally, a model reaction is examined as a proof of concept toward the post-synthetic modification of these boron formazanate systems through copper(I)-assisted alkyne-azide cycloaddition chemistry. Exploiting chemistry at the boron centre opens up new possibilities toward incorporating function onto the boron formazanate scaffold.
Van Belois, Alex, "Synthesis and Characterization of Alkynyl-Substituted Boron Formazanate Dyes" (2018). Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository. 5658.
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