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Metal and Metal Cluster Interactions in Polymer Matrices

Esha Mishra, University of Nebraska - Lincoln


Metal cluster and metal compound interactions with polymers are important for sensors and devices. Both the organic and metal organic molecular systems have been investigated to explore their potential application in organic/molecular electronics and in this context, are discussed in this dissertation. The coordination chemistry of different modified peptides with uranium oxide has been studied and represents a sensor application. Polymer of amino acids can also be used as an important component in voltage controlled bioorganic device. Thin films of poly-D-lysine are shown here to be suitable as an inverse phototransistor. A part of this thesis work describes investigations of the voltage controlled transport properties of the spin crossover molecule [Fe(Htrz)2(trz)](BF4) plus polyaniline. This represents an effort to improve the conductance of the studied spin crossover system. Furthermore, two valence tautomeric spin crossover cobalt complexes [Co(SQ)(Cat)(4- CN-py)2] and [Co(SQ)(Cat)(3-tpp)2] have been studied and the effect of molecular interlayers with semi conducting polymers like polyaniline and a polar organic molecule, poly-D-lysine on the electronic structure of these spin cross over system have been investigated.

Subject Area

Physics|Polymer chemistry

Recommended Citation

Mishra, Esha, "Metal and Metal Cluster Interactions in Polymer Matrices" (2023). ETD collection for University of Nebraska - Lincoln. AAI30418453.