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William Feld (Advisor)

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Master of Science (MS)


Multiphoton-absorption processes have recently attracted growing interest because of the potential impact on a wide spectrum of applications, ranging from data storage to photodynamic therapy. From the materials standpoint, particular interest is centered in designing chromophores that exhibit a large two-photon cross-section. The current research is focused on establishing synthetic routes that lead to the formation of derivatives of N,N-diphenyl-(7-benzothiazol-2-yl)-9,9-diethyl-9H-fluoren-2-ylamine which contain meta functionalization. A bromoethoxy functionalized chromophore, N-phenyl-N-(3-(2-bromoethoxy)phenyl)-7-(benzothiazol-2-yl)-9,9-diethyl-9H-fluoren- 2-ylamine , was synthesized and used as a polymer pendent while a vinylbenzyloxy chromophore, N-phenyl-N-(3-(4-vinylbenzyloxy)phenyl)-7- (benzothiazol-2-yl)-9,9-diethyl-9H-fluoren-2-ylamine, was synthesized as a hydrosilation substrate. A compound containing three chromophores, 1,3,5-tris(3-(N-phenyl- 4-(7-(benzothiazol-2-yl)-9,9-diethyl-9H-fluoren-2- ylanilino)phenoxymethyl)benzene, has been synthesized to determine if a larger two-photon cross-section (s 2’) could be obtained by increasing the number of chromophore units in a single molecule.

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Department of Chemistry

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Chemistry Commons