Event Title

Synthesis of Organic Conducting Dendrimers

Session Number

E01

Advisor(s)

John Thurmond, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Location

A-119

Start Date

28-4-2016 8:00 AM

End Date

28-4-2016 8:25 AM

Disciplines

Chemistry

Abstract

The creation of plastics revolutionized how we built materials, allowing them to be easily created for a low cost, and have a wide variety of forms and structural properties. Likewise, the successful creation of an organic conducting material would revolutionize the electronics industry. Dendrimers are complex polymers that take multiple synthetic steps to create, however, they allow for greater control of their conductive and other structural properties. Dendrimers possess 3D structure, making them of interest for the creation of an organic conducting material. This experiment explored the synthesis of organic conducting dendrimers by seeking to improve upon a previously characterized structure. The structure contains a 1,3,5-triazine center with p-phenylenediamine attached. Attached to the p-phenylenediamine are anilines, attached through a nitrogen- nitrogen double bond. To explore this synthesis process, the previously created dendrimers were synthesized, and aspects of the synthesis were changed to create novel divergent dendrimers. These aspects include changing the functional groups and bond locations. The properties and the conductivity of the material was not yet tested, however four generations of the dendrimer, as well as a divergent generation were accurately synthesized. Based on these results, further research on this method of synthesizing an organic conducting dendrimer must be explored.


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Apr 28th, 8:00 AM Apr 28th, 8:25 AM

Synthesis of Organic Conducting Dendrimers

A-119

The creation of plastics revolutionized how we built materials, allowing them to be easily created for a low cost, and have a wide variety of forms and structural properties. Likewise, the successful creation of an organic conducting material would revolutionize the electronics industry. Dendrimers are complex polymers that take multiple synthetic steps to create, however, they allow for greater control of their conductive and other structural properties. Dendrimers possess 3D structure, making them of interest for the creation of an organic conducting material. This experiment explored the synthesis of organic conducting dendrimers by seeking to improve upon a previously characterized structure. The structure contains a 1,3,5-triazine center with p-phenylenediamine attached. Attached to the p-phenylenediamine are anilines, attached through a nitrogen- nitrogen double bond. To explore this synthesis process, the previously created dendrimers were synthesized, and aspects of the synthesis were changed to create novel divergent dendrimers. These aspects include changing the functional groups and bond locations. The properties and the conductivity of the material was not yet tested, however four generations of the dendrimer, as well as a divergent generation were accurately synthesized. Based on these results, further research on this method of synthesizing an organic conducting dendrimer must be explored.