Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)



First Advisor

Maged Henary

Second Advisor

Donald Hamelberg

Third Advisor

Suazette R. Mooring


This thesis reports the synthesis of new near infrared dyes in three chapters. The first two chapters outline the synthetic procedure for synthesizing mono- and pentamethine cyanine dyes. The initial chapter encompasses the synthesis of asymmetric monomethine dyes with red-shifted optical properties. The second chapter involves the synthesis and assessment of new symmetrical quinolin-4-yl and phenanthridin-6-yl pentamethine dyes as potential oxidative DNA cleavage agents. The last chapter of the thesis details the synthesis and evaluation of new phenoxizinum dyes as contrast agents for insulunomia, a pancreatic cancer. Furthermore, all new compounds were characterized via NMR and their coherent optical properties were obtained.

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