Date of Award

Spring 1-1-2013

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Chemistry & Biochemistry

First Advisor

Wei Zhang

Second Advisor

Doug Gin

Abstract

Organic nanotubes are desirable for their wide array of applications. We show here experimental efforts toward the modular construction of organic nanotubes, in which nanotubes of controlled size and chemical functionality were attempted through dynamic covalent chemistry (imine metathesis) and living polymerization (ring opening metathesis polymerization). The methods explored here outline several key concepts that are believed to be essential to the covalent assembly of organic nanotubes.

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Chemistry Commons

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