Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Science



First Advisor

Plunkett, Kyle


This research is aimed at preparing new materials based on supramolecular self-assembly of hypervalent iodine species. Self-assembly via secondary bonding of hypervalent iodine, is a concept that has little been explored in materials design. In this research, polymers bearing iodine functional groups and polymers based on functional initiators containing iodine were synthesized to prepare supramolecular complexes. The reversibility of the secondary bonds is considered, based on oxidation/reduction of the hypervalent iodine core. Controlled radical polymerizations (ATRP) were utilized to prepare polymers with hypervalent iodine functionality. Access to motifs including star-shaped polymers, and cross-linked polymers via intermolecular secondary bonding, are discussed in this work.




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