"The objective of this study was to develop a chemical model for metal ion complex formation by a macroligand system with multi-metal binding sites using 2,2'-biimidazole as the starting molecule of the ligand system. Prior studies in this laboratory guided the selection of diesters and hydroxyethyl derivatives of 2,2'-biimidazole as model monomers. In addition, metal ion complexation studies with 2,2'-biimidazole derivatives were conducted. As a result, crystal structures of 1,1'-di(methylpropionato)-2,2-biimidazole, 2,2'-bis(1H-imidazolium) dinitrate and silver 2,2'-bis(1H-imidazolium) trinitrate, were reported. The crystal structures indicated a dependence upon the binding ability of the protonated 2,2'-biimidazole and counter ions. transesterification of the diesters and diols revealed oligomeric formation in dimers to pentamers. Upon mixing the esters and oligomers with metal salts, associated metal salts formed"--Abstract, page iii.
Collier, Harvest L.
Blum, Frank D.
Baughman, Russell G.
Westenberg, David J.
Ph. D. in Chemistry
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
Missouri University of Science and Technology
xvi, 130 pages
© 2011 Shelonda Rena Taylor Finch, All rights reserved.
Dissertation - Open Access
Transition metal ions
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Finch, Shelonda Rena Taylor, "Preliminary model development of metal complexation of polyester derivatives of 2,2'-biimidazole" (2011). Doctoral Dissertations. 63.