Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Legacy Department


Committee Chair/Advisor

Smith, Rhett C.

Committee Member

Bhattacharyya , Gautam

Committee Member

Tennyson , Andrew G.


In today's society, there is a constant need for the development and production of new and improved technology, especially in the development of light emitting diodes for screens in electronic devices, and photovoltaic cells as sources for alternative energy. New insights for the development of such technology can be elucidated through the incorporation of chromophoric diphosphines into phosphonium and platinum(II) polymer frameworks. From diphosphine incorporation, it will be shown that polymer properties can be enhanced for such applications by invoking phosphorescence, and providing a modular platform for generating multilayer polymer films that provide intriguing energy transfer capabilities in the visible spectrum. All of these attributes are highly desired qualities for better understanding how to control desired properties in polymer design and synthesis.

Included in

Chemistry Commons



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.