Event Title

Synthesizing Conjugated Polymers that can Better Detect Nitroaromatic Compounds

Session Number

E07

Advisor(s)

John Thurmond, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Location

A-119

Start Date

28-4-2016 9:15 AM

End Date

28-4-2016 9:40 AM

Disciplines

Chemistry

Abstract

Conjugated polymers are organic macromolecules containing alternating double and single bonds. In recent years, conjugated polymers have attracted considerable attention as chemosensory devices to detect nitroaromatic compounds, that are found in explosives. The goal of our research is to synthesize a conjugated polymer that will detect nitroaromatic compounds and improve the efficiency in the polymer’s detection abilities. We began by synthesizing 9,10-adduct anthracene derivative that will be coupled with 1,4-diethynyl-2,5- didodecyloxybenzene to form our conjugated target polymer. Synthesizing new conjugated polymers that better detects these nitroaromatic compounds can improve the efficiency of explosives detection.


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Apr 28th, 9:15 AM Apr 28th, 9:40 AM

Synthesizing Conjugated Polymers that can Better Detect Nitroaromatic Compounds

A-119

Conjugated polymers are organic macromolecules containing alternating double and single bonds. In recent years, conjugated polymers have attracted considerable attention as chemosensory devices to detect nitroaromatic compounds, that are found in explosives. The goal of our research is to synthesize a conjugated polymer that will detect nitroaromatic compounds and improve the efficiency in the polymer’s detection abilities. We began by synthesizing 9,10-adduct anthracene derivative that will be coupled with 1,4-diethynyl-2,5- didodecyloxybenzene to form our conjugated target polymer. Synthesizing new conjugated polymers that better detects these nitroaromatic compounds can improve the efficiency of explosives detection.