Event Title

P-14 Investigating the Fluorescent Properties of the Copper (II)-Dendrimer Complex

Location

Buller Hall 149

Start Date

3-11-2022 1:30 PM

End Date

3-11-2022 3:30 PM

Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Description

Polyamidoamine (PAMAM) dendrimers are extremely versatile nanoscale molecules, with many variations of sizes in the nanometer dimension and surface groups that control solubility and reactivity. Specifically, PAMAM dendrimers with octyl-end chains have shown promising characteristics of fluorescence and specificity towards copper(II) ions. This research will present the basic excitation and emission properties of these dendrimers in dichloromethane. These “unloaded” dendrimers fluorescence properties were compared to copper(II) “loaded” dendrimers using a G2-octyl-PAMAM. Observed differences to previous PAMAM dendrimer fluorescence will be presented. This system could be incorporated into various industries as a copper sensor.

Acknowledgments

Advisor: Ryan Hayes, Chemistry & Biochemistry

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P-14 Investigating the Fluorescent Properties of the Copper (II)-Dendrimer Complex

Buller Hall 149

Polyamidoamine (PAMAM) dendrimers are extremely versatile nanoscale molecules, with many variations of sizes in the nanometer dimension and surface groups that control solubility and reactivity. Specifically, PAMAM dendrimers with octyl-end chains have shown promising characteristics of fluorescence and specificity towards copper(II) ions. This research will present the basic excitation and emission properties of these dendrimers in dichloromethane. These “unloaded” dendrimers fluorescence properties were compared to copper(II) “loaded” dendrimers using a G2-octyl-PAMAM. Observed differences to previous PAMAM dendrimer fluorescence will be presented. This system could be incorporated into various industries as a copper sensor.