Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
College of Science and Mathematics
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Thesis Sponsor/Dissertation Chair/Project Chair
S. A. de Silva
M. A. Whitener
Two new fluorescent photoinduced electron transfer (PET) proton sensors based on anthracene and pyrazoline chromophores have been prepared. The anthracene sensor was prepared through alkylation of 2-pyridylcarbinol with 9-chloromethylanthracene and the pyrazoline sensor was prepared through an aldol condensation of 4- carboxybenzaldehyde and acetylpyridine followed by reaction with phenylhydrazine. The fluorescence of these sensors is modulated by the initiation or quenching of a PET process between the chromophore and a receptor due to protonation. The synthesis, characterization and proton binding studies of the new sensors are reported in this thesis.
Nyabeta, Risper, "Fluorescent Photoinduced Electron Transfer (PET) Proton Sensors" (2007). Theses, Dissertations and Culminating Projects. 1228.