Date of Award

6-1992

Document Type

Union College Only

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Department

Chemistry

Language

English

Abstract

The first part of this thesis is to determine the procedures for optimizing the data obtained from the PTI LS-100 lifetime instrument. The molecules 9-cyanoanthracene, pyrenebutyric acid, anthracene and N-acetyltrytophanamide have lifetimes which vary over the range 1 to 115 nsec and all follcw a s:ngle exponential decay. Therefore, we can evaluate the instrument by comparing these data using fluorescence lifetime reference standard values for the aforementioned molecules. The second part of this thesis is to investigate the binding of 2-acetylnaphthalere (2-AN) to various cyclodextrin molecules.

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