Synthesis and characterization of novel copper(I) and silver(I) mixed ligand complexes



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This thesis is a study of the synthesis and characterization of different novel mixed ligand coinage metal complexes. It discusses one main project divided by three chapters covering the synthesis, structure, and characterization of copper(I) and silver(I) complexes, photophysical properties, and detection limits of volatile organic compounds. Chapter one discusses the introduction to trinuclear pyrazolate complexes of d10 coinage metals, metal-ligand bonding, N-donor azolate ligands, mixed metal-ligand complexes, factors affecting photophysical properties, copper(I) halide clusters, and potential applications such as metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), solar cells, organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs), and potential gas/vapor sensors for volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Chapter two involves the different synthetic routes, solvent-mediated and solventless, of copper(I) and silver(I) mixed-ligand complexes and their characterization by melting point, FTIR, thermogravimetric analysis, elemental analysis, photoluminescence, and 1H NMR. Chapter three will be a conclusion of the compiled results from chapter two and their potential applications.



Chemistry, Inorganic