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ERIC Number: EJ1003081
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Organic Materials in the Undergraduate Laboratory: Microscale Synthesis and Investigation of a Donor-Acceptor Molecule
Pappenfus, Ted M.; Schliep, Karl B.; Dissanayake, Anudaththa; Ludden, Trevor; Nieto-Ortega, Belen; Lopez Navarrete, Juan T.; Ruiz Delgado, M. Carmen; Casado, Juan
Journal of Chemical Education, v89 n11 p1461-1465 Nov 2012
A series of experiments for undergraduate courses (e.g., organic, physical) have been developed in the area of small molecule organic materials. These experiments focus on understanding the electronic and redox properties of a donor-acceptor molecule that is prepared in a convenient one-step microscale reaction. The resulting intensely colored material exhibits an electronic transition in the visible portion of the electromagnetic spectrum and is indicative of intramolecular charge transfer (ICT). The ICT and redox properties are investigated with conventional analytical techniques and are understood with the use of density functional theory. These experiments illustrate the importance of organic materials in areas such as solar energy conversion. As a result of these experiments, students are exposed to a number of important chemical concepts as well as useful physical and theoretical methods used by experts in the field. (Contains 6 figures and 1 scheme.)
Division of Chemical Education, Inc and ACS Publications Division of the American Chemical Society. 1155 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 800-227-5558; Tel: 202-872-4600; e-mail: eic@jce.acs.org; Web site: http://pubs.acs.org/jchemeduc
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A