Yan Chen

Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts



First Advisor

Dr. Marc W. Perkovic

Second Advisor

Dr. John E. Chateauneuf

Third Advisor

Dr. John B. Miller

Fourth Advisor

Dr. Yiping Liu

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


Many binuclear transition metal complexes have been studied to understand the nature of interactions between the metal centers. People have found Simultaneous Pair Excitation phenomenon in some bimetallic system that can serve as a potential source of Non-Linear Optical behavior.

Thus a series of Cr2 -([14]aneN4)2-X4n+ complexes were synthesized and characterized. Only the cis,cis configuration was found. The results were compared with those of their monomer analogs. The electronic structures are very similar in both monomer and dimer complexes. The quantum yield, UV-Vis absorption and lifetime studies suggested a possible coupling between the two Cr(III) ions in the Cr2 - ([14]aneN4)2-NCS and -H20 compounds.

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