James E. Redman
Ph.D. Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2000

Table of Contents






Chapter 1. Introduction                                                                                        

1.1 Self assembled systems with two building blocks

1.2 Self assembled systems with multiple building blocks

1.3 Order in two dimensions

1.4 Assembly of porphyrins by coordination chemistry

1.5 Peripheral coordination arrays of porphyrins

1.6 Porphyrin axial coordination arrays

1.7 Self assembled monolayers of porphyrins

1.8 Aims of this project

Chapter 2. Supramolecular chemistry of Rh(III) porphyrin

2.1 Preparation of Rh(III) diaryl porphyrin

2.2 Rh(III) porphyrin ammonia complex

2.3 Rh(III) meso-oxo porphyrin

2.4 Rh porphyrin coordination to bidentate ligands

2.5 Self assembly using Rh and Sn coordination chemistry

2.6 Self assembled porphyrin dendrimers

2.7 Rh porphyrin hydrazine coordination chemistry

2.8 Rhodium porphyrin coordination to sulfur and selenium ligands

2.9 Conclusions and outlook

Chapter 3. Synthesis of compounds for self assembly on gold

3.1 Synthesis of ligands

3.2 Bidentate ligands

3.3 Porphyrins for SAMs

3.4 Preparation of Os cluster derivatives

3.5 Conclusions

Chapter 4. Surface characterization

4.1 X-Ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS)

4.2 Reflection adsorption infrared spectroscopy (RAIRS)

4.3 Water contact angles

4.4 Capacitance and heterogeneous electron transfer

4.5 Scanning tunnelling microscopy

4.6 Microcontact printing of chemically patterned surfaces

4.7 Conclusions

Chapter 5. Experimental

Future work

Appendix 1. Selected crystallographic data

Appendix 2. Photophysics of porphyrin dyads

Appendix 3. XPS data

Appendix 4. AFM images

Appendix 5. List of supplementary data



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