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MOLECULON RESEARCH CORPORATION PROPOSES A PROGRAM FOR MORE COMPLETE SYNTHESIS…

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Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
726
Program Year/Program:
1983 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
726
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Moleculon Research Corp
230 Albany St Cambridge, MA 02139
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1983
Title: MOLECULON RESEARCH CORPORATION PROPOSES A PROGRAM FOR MORE COMPLETE SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF A NEW CATEGORY OFPLANAR, POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC COMPOUNDS RELATED TO PORPHYRINS AND PHTHALOCYANINES BUT HAVING DISTINCTLY DIFFERENT MOLECULAR SYMMETRY ,
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $35,000.00
 

Abstract:

MOLECULON RESEARCH CORPORATION PROPOSES A PROGRAM FOR MORE COMPLETE SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF A NEW CATEGORY OFPLANAR, POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC COMPOUNDS RELATED TO PORPHYRINS AND PHTHALOCYANINES BUT HAVING DISTINCTLY DIFFERENT MOLECULAR SYMMETRY , CHELATING CAPABILITIES, AND OXIDATION STATES. DISCOVERED BY MOLECULON, THE PARENT COMPOUND IS TETRACYCLO-1,4'-BENZIMIDAZOLE. ACIDIFIED TETRABENZIMIDAZOLE SOLUTIONS HAVE BEEN SHOWN TO POSSES STRIKING VISIBLE- VISIBLE FLOURESCENCE, WITH ABSORPTION AND RE-EMISSION OF REDLIGHT. A COMPOUND WHICH IS PROBABLY THE COPPER CHELATE OF TETRABENZIMIDAZOLE HAS ALSO BEEN PREPARED. A BETTER METHOD OF SYNTHESIS FOR THE MONOMER, 2,3-DIAMINOBENZOIC ACID, IS IS NEEDED, THE CONDITIONS FOR TETRAMERIZATION ARE TO BE FURTHER EXPLORED, AND PURIFICATION TECHNIQUES ADEQUATE TO PRODUCE ANALYTICALLY PURE TETRABENZIMIDAZOLE MUST THEN BE OPTIMIZED. PHASE I WILL CONCENTRATE ON THESE STUDIES. IF SUCCESFUL, A PHASE II PROGRAM WILL BE PROPOSED TO @ INVESTIGATE SUCH TETRABENZIMIDAZOLE APPLICATIONS AS PHTOVOLTAIC SOLAR ENERGY CONVERTERS, ORGANIC CONDUCTORS AND SEMICONDUCTORS, FLOURESCENT DYES AND PIGMENTS, WAVELENGTH SHIFTERS FOR LASERS, BROAD SPECTRUM CHELATING AGENTS, AND REDOX CATALYSTS.

Principal Investigator:

Arthur s. obermayer, ph.d
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

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Small Business Information at Submission:

Moleculon Research Corpon
139 Main Street Cambridge, MA 02142

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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No