Date of Award

1999

Degree Type

Thesis - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Chemistry

First Advisor

Steinmetz, Mark G.

Second Advisor

Donaldson, William A.

Third Advisor

Hossenlopp, Jeanne M.

Abstract

The thesis, which is focus on the photochemistry of a trisilane substituted by a pendant p-cyanostilbene electron acceptor chromophore, involves the synthesis of the photochemical reactant; preparative photolyses; isolation and identification of the photoproduct; deuterium labeling experiments for mechanistic information fluorescence study in different solvents and various concentrations of alcohol as quencher; excited states lifetime determination; photoproducts quantum yield determinations; biacetyl sensitization and azulene quenching experiments. Stem-Volmer type of coreelation and solvatochromic plots were used for interpreting the mechanism.

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