Green chemistry in action: Solventless and water mediated synthesis of copper(I)-2,9-dimethyl-1,10-phenanthroline complex

Scott, Gabrielle
Perez, Catherine
Rawashdeh-Omary, Manal
Alkhazalah, Reyad
Wilk, Mikaela
Logan, Jaleah
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Inorganic Chemistry laboratory, Chem 4511, led by Dr. Omary follows a research discovery‐style. The lab involves two components: literature to reproduce the synthesis of inorganic‐ complexes and the discovery of new material. In the Fall of 2018, one project focused on the synthesis and characterization of two products that could possess light‐emitting or absorbing properties. Any change in the reaction conditions such as: the synthesis technique, the type of metal, the ligand component, and the metal to ligand ratio can result in completely different products. In this research, the data of the two different products of 1:2 tetrakis(acetonitrile)copper(I) tetrafluoroborate and 2,9‐dimethyl‐ 1,10‐phenanthroline was collected. One product wassynthesized in toluene using the Schlenk line technique and one was synthesized solventless by the physical grinding of the reactants. Different properties of the products obtained from various characterization techniques including, UV/Vis absorption, infrared spectroscopy, luminescence, elemental analysis, thermogravimetric analysis, solubility, melting point, and crystallization. (Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Manal Rawashdeh‐Omary)

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