Faculty Advisor

Dittami, James P.

Faculty Advisor

Lambert, Christopher R.

Abstract

Recent decades have seen considerable research into the field of ionophores, with a large number of such compounds with high selectivity for certain target ions having been synthesized and studied. However, there are few existing designer ionophores capable of selecting between multiple ions, especially ions of similar size and charge. The goal of this project was to develop such a compound that is capable of sensing both potassium and ammonium ions, depending on pH conditions of the surrounding system.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2012

Major

Chemistry

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

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