Faculty Advisor

Connors, Robert E.

Abstract

In this MQP, the synthesis as well as spectroscopic and photophysical properties of a conjugated dye, (2E,5E)-2-(benzofuran-2-ylmethylene)-5-(4-(dimethylamino)benzylidene)cyclopentanone (bydbc), were explored. The electronic absorption and fluorescence properties were examined in various nonpolar and polar solvents. Additionally, fluorescence quantum yields and fluorescence lifetimes were explored, after which first-order radiative and nonradiative rates of decay were calculated. Finally, quantum chemical calculations were performed on the compound.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2010

Major

Chemistry

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

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