Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Maged M. Henary
This thesis begins with a brief review about the role and importance of the small molecules containing fluorine atoms in medicine and imaging. Then, the first part of the thesis will discuss the synthesis, purification and characterization of pentamethine cyanine dyes. The structure identification of the final dyes is done by using 1H NMR, 13C NMR, 19F NMR, and mass spectrometry. The studies performed after full characterization were the determination of optical and physicochemical properties. After these properties were performed, the fluorophores were evaluated to be good candidates for in vivo testing.
Dost, Tyler L., "Synthesis and Determination of Optical Properties of Selected Pentamethine Carbocyanine Dyes." Thesis, Georgia State University, 2016.