Synthesis of Metal-Binding Ligand-Containing Copolymers, Nanoparticles and Blends

Ferrari, Federico (2019) Synthesis of Metal-Binding Ligand-Containing Copolymers, Nanoparticles and Blends. [Laurea magistrale], Università di Bologna, Corso di Studio in Chimica industriale [LM-DM270]
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In this thesis we developed three copper-containing systems. Copper shows intriguing abilities in photocatalysis, however, one of the major limitations of many copper complexes is that photochemical properties might be quenched in solution caused by π-interactions between solvent and solute, due to Jahn-Teller distortion in the excited state. As such, we herein seek to synthesise copper heteroleptic complexes that will subsequently be nanoprecipitated with a polymer. This will allow the polymer to encase the complex and prevent the solvent-induced quenching. Subsequently, the preparation of blends of polymer with the aforementioned copper complexes, at different weight ratios is sought. The preparation of the blend is particularly interesting as the catalytic properties are anticipated to be inferior on account of the low surface area. However, owing to the polymer matrix better, mechanical properties are anticipated. The blends can combine the mechanical properties of the polymer and the luminescence of the complex, with the advantage that the polymer matrix can also prevent quenching from oxygen. As final task, we developed a copper-containing monomer. The synthesis of a monomer that contains copper and can be excited under ultraviolet (UV) light is particularly interesting.

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Tesi di laurea (Laurea magistrale)
Autore della tesi
Ferrari, Federico
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Corso di studio
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copper PMA polymers nanoencapsulation nanoprecipitation blends photocatalyst
Data di discussione della Tesi
25 Ottobre 2019

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