Date of Award
Open Access Dissertation
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Ken D. Shimizu
The main focus of this dissertation is on the quantification of non-covalent interactions using molecular rotors and balances. While molecular rotors were used to measure kinetic effects of weak non-covalent interactions, molecular balances were used to measure their thermodynamic effects. Chapters 1 and 2 focus on the use of molecular rotors in measuring and studying the kinetic effects of the hydrogen bonding interaction on the bond rotation transition states. Chapters 3 and 4 focus on the quantification of lone pair – lone pair and sp2-CH/π interactions respectively, using molecular balances. These studies were carried out in the ground state.
Madukwe, D. O.(2023). Study of Non-Covalent Interactions Using Molecular Rotors and Balances. (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from https://scholarcommons.sc.edu/etd/7453