Dr. Eichler's Research Page
The summer 2013 research crew (L to R): Shelby Duffield, Maddy Pfeiffer, Dr. Eichler, Eric Habbe, Garret Heiberger.
I am an organometallic chemist by trade, but my interests have diversified over the years. Some of my more specific interests include...
· Synthesis of symmetric diarylacetylenes to create metal-organic frameworks.
· The synthesis of polythiophenes as colorimetric detectors of proteins and DNA. This is related to the detection of proteins, to target-specific delivery of drugs and phototherapeutic agents.
· Developing new pi-conjugated materials as light absorbing dyes for solar cells.
· I have recent connections to the following funding sources…
1. SD NSF EPSCoR Photoactive Nanosystems (PANS)
2. SD NIH Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (BRIN)
We have focused recently on pi-conjugated cyanoacrylic acid donor-acceptor organic molecules as dyes for solar cell fabrication.
This is the reaction we use to create a wide variety of diarylacetylenes.
Check out my recent publication list:
1. E. Bosch; C. L. Barnes; M. Stutelberg; B. Eichler. Synthesis of 1,2-Bis(8′-quinolinyl)ethyne and X-ray Characterization of Its Rearranged Oxidation Product 2-Quinoline-8-yl-pyrrolo[3,2,1-ij]quinoline-4-one. J. Chem. Cryst. 2012, 42, 1080-1084.
2. E. Bosch, J. M. Matheny, A. E. Brown and B. Eichler. Role of Counterions in the Structures of Bisquinolinyl-Silver Coordination Polymers. Cryst Eng. Comm., 2011, 13 (19), 5755 - 5762.
3. A. E. Brown, B. E. Eichler. Symmetric diarylacetylenes: one-pot syntheses and solution photoluminescence. Tet. Lett., 2011, 52, 1960-1963.
This page updated on 9/17/2013