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dc.contributor.advisorTimothy M. Swager.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLim, Jeewooen_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Chemistry.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-12T19:36:20Z
dc.date.available2012-01-12T19:36:20Z
dc.date.copyright2011en_US
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/68546
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph. D.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Chemistry, 2011.en_US
dc.descriptionVita. Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.description.abstractBuilding blocks, containing majority fluorine content by weight, for PPEs and PPVs have been synthesized. Some of the monomers were shown to give exclusively fluorous-phase soluble polymers, the syntheses of which were achieved by fluorous biphasic polymerization conditions. Perfluoroalkylated PPEs were found to have excellent fluorescence quantum yields and photophysical and chemical stability, and were used to demonstrate their capability in sensing electron-rich aromatic systems via fluorescence quenching. Perfluoroalkylated PPVs were shown to have poor solubility in both fluorous and non-fluorous solvents. Furthermore, the polymer displayed extremely high stability. Utilizing the fluorous solubility of perfluoroalkylated PPE, fluorescent fluorocarbon-in-water emulsions were achieved. When perfluoroalkylated carboxylate was used as the surfactant, emulsions with surfaces that could be modified via amide-bond forming reactions were obtained. When tagged with biotin, these emulsions showed large degrees of aggregation in the presence of streptavidin. The final chapter of this thesis describes an amide-bond forming reaction to attach gold nanoparticles selectively to the termini of single-walled carbon nanotubes utilizing surfactants to protect the sidewalls of nanotubes.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Jeewoo Lim.en_US
dc.format.extent136 p.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectChemistry.en_US
dc.titleHeavily fluorinated electronic polymersen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreePh.D.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Chemistry.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc771927087en_US


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