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Title:High-pressure studies of solid state reactions in organometallic copper(II) and nickel(II) systems
Author(s):Bray, Kevin Lewis
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Drickamer, H.G.
Department / Program:Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Discipline:Chemical Engineering
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Chemistry, Inorganic
Engineering, Chemical
Physics, Condensed Matter
Abstract:The continuing importance of solid state materials has prompted greater interest in the understanding of fundamental processes which occur in the solid state. Phase transitions and reactions are crucial to the properties, production, and processing of solid state materials and yet remain phenomena which are frequently not well-understood. This thesis focuses on unimolecular solid state reactions. High pressure spectroscopic techniques are used in studies of isomerization reactions in organometallic copper(II) and nickel(II) complexes. Electronic absorption spectroscopy is used to assess configuration and changes in configuration induced by pressure. Pathways for solid state isomerizations reactions are discussed. Studies of polycrystalline complexes and of some of the complexes as dopants in polymeric media are presented. The effect of solid state environment on isomerizations reactions behavior is considered.
Issue Date:1990
Rights Information:Copyright 1990 Bray, Kevin Lewis
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-05-07
Identifier in Online Catalog:AAI9114181
OCLC Identifier:(UMI)AAI9114181

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