Faculty Advisor

Venkat R. Thalladi

Abstract

Herein we describe a straight-forward and reproducible method for the preparation of homogeneous, multicomponent cocrystals and supramolecular solid solutions. We prepared these multicomponent materials based on small organic molecules that employ a two-point supramolecular hydrogen bond synthon. We report the creation and characterization of two, three, four, five, and seven component crystals containing a variety of 2-aminopyridines and monosubstituted benzoic acids. These systems exhibit the ability to accommodate multiple components in varying proportions while coordinating into an identical packing structure. The flexibility of the system to incorporate multiple components also gives rise to gradual modulation of physical properties.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Degree Name

MS

Department

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Project Type

Thesis

Date Accepted

2009-01-15

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Subjects

Solid Solution, Supramolecular Chemistry, Crystal Engineering, Cocrystal, Hydrogen Bonding

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