Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences (BCAS)

Date of Last Revision

2023-05-03 17:12:00



Honors Course

3150 497

Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2020


This project will attempt to synthesize chlorophosphazene molecules in the absence of solvents by using mechanochemical techniques in order to create a more environmentally friendly synthesis route. In this pursuit, various parameters will be changed including the milling ball to reagent ratios, the molar ratios of the reactants, and the addition of different catalysts. The products of each reaction will be characterized in order to determine success. This work builds upon existing efforts to utilize mechanochemical techniques in main group chemistry. The output of this project will be a report in ACS style and a poster to be presented for an ACS undergraduate poster session at a national ACS meeting.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Claire Tessier

First Reader

Dr. Chrys Wesdemiotis

Second Reader

Dr. Christopher Ziegler

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dr. Claire Tessier



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