Class Year

2014

Date

4-23-2014

Document Type

Thesis

Distinguished Thesis

yes

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Department or Program

Chemistry

First Advisor

Jason A. Cody

Second Advisor

Dawn C. Wiser

Third Advisor

Michael M. Kash

Abstract

The development of new materials is integral for the advancement of science and technology. However, before new materials can be applied, they must be synthesized and characterized. Here, the synthesis and characterization of five novel metal thiophosphates of Ni, Cr, Mo, and Mn are presented: [EMIM]2[NiII(P2S8)2] and [EMIM]3[NiII(P3S9)(P3S9)] (EMIM = 1-­ethyl-­3-­methyl- imidazoilum), [EMIM]3[CrIII(P3S9)2], and [EMIM]2[M(P2S8)2] (M = MnII, MoII). The synthesis of a new salt of the thioselenate anion, [P2Se8]2–, is also reported. Additionally, the computational characterization and simulation of the infrared spectra of the nickel thiophosphates [EMIM]7[(NiP3S8)4(PS4)], [EMIM]4[NiII(P3S9)2], [EMIM]2[NiII(P2S8)2], [EMIM]3[NiII(P3S9)(P3S9)] is given.


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