Novel redox active building blocks for the creation of functional macromolecules

Mousa Kareem, Mohanad (2013) Novel redox active building blocks for the creation of functional macromolecules. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This thesis describes an investigation into a wide range of potential materials for organic photovoltaic (PV) devices. Chapter 1 provides a general introduction relating to donor -acceptor systems and conjugated polymers with photovoltaic applications. Chapter 2 describes the design, synthesis and characterisation of new organic super-acceptors based on an NDI core. An investigation of their optical and redox properties is described. Chapter 3 describes the synthesis of new flavin-functionalised dithienylpyrrole systems. In addition, preliminary polymerisation studies are described, together with a study of their chemical and physical properties. Chapter 4 describes the synthesis and characterisation of new ferrocene and NDI functionalised polymers by ATRP and RAFT techniques. Chapter 5 describes the synthesis of new bis-acceptor systems based on NDI and TCAQ and a brief study their chemical and physical properties. Chapter 6 describes the synthesis of conjug-ated polymers featuring NDI units. Chapter 7 describes the synthesis and characterisation of novel substituted metal phthalocyanines featuring NDI units. Chapter 8 provides the experimental details and characterisation of all the compounds prepared in this thesis. Finally, chapter 9 provides the appendices and additional information.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Macromolecules,Polymers,Photovoltaics,Push-pull systems,Donor-Acceptor systems,ATRP and RAFT polymerisation,chemical polymerisation,electropolymerisation,bis-acceptor system,Phthalocyanines
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Colleges/Schools: College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Funder's Name: UNSPECIFIED
Supervisor's Name: Cooke, Prof. Graeme
Date of Award: 2013
Embargo Date: 8 February 2017
Depositing User: Mr Mohanad Kareem
Unique ID: glathesis:2013-4453
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2013 15:17
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2016 10:46
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/4453

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