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dc.contributor.authorChavez, Anton Davidovich
dc.identifier.otherbibid: 10489564
dc.description.abstractTwo-dimensional covalent organic frameworks (2D COFs) are a class of polymers that predictably organize monomers into crystalline networks with well-defined pores and high surface areas. Despite an ever-increasing number of reported COFs, these materials are typically isolated as insoluble nanocrystalline powders with poorly understood growth processes. This dissertation highlights that while there has been tremendous progress in controlling the 2D topology of COFs, there is a much weaker understanding of the factors that guide stacking of the 2D sheets (Chapter 1). We show that by truncating polyfunctional monomers, we can access hexagonal boronate ester-linked macrocycles that represent direct analogues of 2D COFs that cofacially assemble both in solution and the solid state (Chapter 2). This approach was adapted to imine-linked macrocycles and revealed that crystallization into layered structures stabilizes against rapid hydrolysis (Chapter 3). We then directly studied macrocycle self-assembly as a function of monomer identity and showed, contrary to previous reports, there is little thermodynamic gain when dimethoxy groups were added to the linker monomer (Chapter 4). This work shows that discrete macrocycles are both fascinating structures for studying self-assembly as well as excellent models for understanding the stacking interactions of 2D COFs.
dc.subjectCovalent organic frameworks
dc.subjectDynamic covalent chemistry
dc.subjectSupramolecular chemistry
dc.subjectPolymer chemistry
dc.subjectOrganic chemistry
dc.titleSynthesis and Aggregation of Macrocycles Related to Two-Dimensional Covalent Organic Frameworks
dc.typedissertation or thesis and Chemical Biology University of Philosophy D., Chemistry and Chemical Biology
dc.contributor.chairDichtel, William Robert
dc.contributor.committeeMemberCollum, David B.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberCoates, Geoffrey

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