Major

Chemistry

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2015

Abstract

A series of N,N’-bis(arylmethyl)benzimidazolium salts with hydrophilic and lipophilic substituents have been synthesized, characterized, and tested against select non-small cell cancer cell lines. Substituent variations on the imidazole ring have shown that lipophilicity and hydrophilicity can influence the imidazolium salts’ anti-proliferative activity and aqueous solubility.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Wiley J. Youngs

First Reader

Dr. Michael Konopka

Second Reader

Dr. Matthew J. Panzner

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