2012 Student Research Conference:
25th Annual Student Research Conference

Synthesis of a Macrocyclic Ligand for Dioxygen Carrying
Andre D. Castiaux
Dr. John O'Brien, Faculty Mentor

Dioxygen carriers are biologically important to virtually all higher life forms, allowing them to bring dioxygen from outside the body to inside the body where it can be utilized. This project will provide further insight into how dioxygen carriers function. The synthesis of the ligand involves using high temperatures and increased pressure to combine the reagents in a solvent-less system. Nickel(II) ion is used to provide a square planar template for the macrocyclic ligand to assemble on. Once formed the nickel can be extracted and then substituted with other, more interesting metal ions (Co2+ or Fe2+) to explore how the macrocyclic ligand affects metal ion interactions with dioxygen.



Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 300-3
Location: Georgian Room - SUB
Time: 0:00

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