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An investigation into new methods of synthesising thiophene and thiadiazole precursors for conducting polymers

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This thesis describes the synthesis of terthiophene derivatives which are of interest as building block for the preparation of conducting and light emitting polymers. Cyclisations of 1,4-diketones to form the central thiophene ring using phosphorus pentasulfide at room temperature was found to be a successful method for their synthesis. Ring closure to form dithienyl 1,3,4-thiadiazoles was also studied. The electrochemical properties of some of the compounds were investigated, and the structure of one compound was confirmed by x-ray crystallography.

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  • Chemistry

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© Ajufa Ali

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2005

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A Master's Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Master of Philosophy at Loughborough University.

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