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Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Ethiopia

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High yield synthesis of some phosphonic acid derivatives as surface tethers for energy harvesting technologies

A. Mungalimane

Abstract


Efficient synthesis of novel 6-(2-bromo-2-methyl propanoyloxy)hexyl phosphonic acid, dodecane di-phosphonic acid, 6-(thiophene-3-carbonyloxy)hexyl phosphonic acid, octadecyl phosphonic acid and such other derivatives are reported here. These derivatives have a potential application as tethers to nanoparticle surfaces that can promote efficient electron transfer process in solar energy conversion.

 

KEY WORDS: Surface tethers, Coupling reaction, Phosphonic acid derivatives, Solar energy conversion

 

Bull. Chem. Soc. Ethiop. 2014, 28(1), 143-148.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/bcse.v28i1.17




http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/bcse.v28i1.17
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