Faculty Advisor

Connors, Robert E.

Abstract

Cumulenes are chemical compounds containing consecutive double bonds. This study investigates the molecular structure and spectroscopic properties of tetraphenylhexapentaene, tetraphenylbutatriene, dibiphenylhexapentaene, and dibiphenylbutatriene. Spectral data were collected and compared to computational predictions. Tetraphenylhexapentaene was prepared by a multi-step process.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2007

Major

Chemistry

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Advisor Program

Chemistry and Biochemistry

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