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Synthesis and structural characterization of organotin and group IVB metallocene dichlorides with kinetin

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2000
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Metal containing polymers were synthesized by reaction of organotin and group IVB metallocene dichlorides with kinetin, a plant growth hormone (PGH), via the interfacial polycondensation process. Product yields were in the range of 40--63% and degrees of polymerization were from 20 to 150. The structures of the products were determined using infrared and mass spectroscopy. Further characterization involved determination of solubility, degree of polymerization and electrical conductivity. The biological potential of the products was tested against selected microorganisms and Balb/3T3 cell lines. One of the products showed activity in the 0.2mug/ml range, one hundredth of that of similar compounds. Germination experiments using the PGH incorporated polymers were performed on sawgrass and cattail seeds as well as selected vegetable seeds and compared to a control. Sawgrass germination, typically in the 0--2% range were increased to about 60% through the treatment with kinetin-containing polymers.
Title: Synthesis and structural characterization of organotin and group IVB metallocene dichlorides with kinetin.
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Name(s): Chamely-Wiik, Donna M.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Carraher, Charles E., Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2000
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 94 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Metal containing polymers were synthesized by reaction of organotin and group IVB metallocene dichlorides with kinetin, a plant growth hormone (PGH), via the interfacial polycondensation process. Product yields were in the range of 40--63% and degrees of polymerization were from 20 to 150. The structures of the products were determined using infrared and mass spectroscopy. Further characterization involved determination of solubility, degree of polymerization and electrical conductivity. The biological potential of the products was tested against selected microorganisms and Balb/3T3 cell lines. One of the products showed activity in the 0.2mug/ml range, one hundredth of that of similar compounds. Germination experiments using the PGH incorporated polymers were performed on sawgrass and cattail seeds as well as selected vegetable seeds and compared to a control. Sawgrass germination, typically in the 0--2% range were increased to about 60% through the treatment with kinetin-containing polymers.
Identifier: 9780599813663 (isbn), 12675 (digitool), FADT12675 (IID), fau:9557 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2000.
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Subject(s): Polymeric composites
Organotin compounds
Plant hormones
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