Marye Anne Fox

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The synthesis and characterization of a group of new dendrimers-namely, nanoparticle-cored dendrimers (NCDs)-are described. These materials were obtained by the reduction of hydrogen tetrachloroaurate phase-transferred into toluene in the presence of Fréchet-type polyaryl ether dendritic disulfide wedges of generation 1-5. These materials, possessing(More)
An electrooptical memory effect is observed with solid thin films of the photoconductor zinc-octakis(beta-decoxyethyl) porphyrin (ZnODEP) sandwiched between two optically transparent electrodes. Upon irradiation with the simultaneous application of an electric field, electron-hole pairs are generated and separated within the photoconductive layer. These(More)
The synthesis and characterization of nanoparticle-cored dendrimers (NCDs), consisting of a metal core capped by arylpolyethers terminated with ester or carboxylate groups, are reported. These NCDs, comprising nanometer-sized gold clusters at the core and organic dendrons radially connected to the gold core by gold-sulfur bonds, were analyzed by TEM, TGA,(More)
Two newly synthesized pyrenylcyclam dendrons (1 and 2) exhibit a new emission band centered at 450 nm when coordinated with copper triflate. Observed fluorescence shifts induced by coordinative metalation indicate an unusual intramolecular charge transfer from a pyrenyl excited state to the coordinated metal ion that competes with pyrene excimer formation.(More)
Virtually all molecular electronic devices rely on the interplay between spatial organization and electronic motion to attain the resolution and responsiveness necessary for practical applications.1 An efficient optical computer,2 for example, will need a set of precisely positioned chromophores that can be individually addressed and that can reliably(More)
Paired electron transfers (ET) induced by the absorption of two photons by synthetic dendrimers are observed in first-, second-, and third-generation dendrimers comprised of a viologen-like core and an array of naphthalene peripheral groups. Flash photolysis and transient absorption techniques show that the yield of photoinduced double ET depends on laser(More)
Styryl dyes 4a-e containing a 15-crown-5 ether unit and a quinoline residue with a sulfonatoalkyl or sulfonatobenzyl N-substituent were synthesized. The relationship between the photochemical behavior of these dyes and their aggregates derived from complexation with Mg(2+) in MeCN was studied using (1)H NMR and absorption spectroscopy. The E-isomers of 4a-e(More)