Title

Investigating Molecular Rotors and Their Effect on Weak Non-Covalent Interactions

Author(s)

Connor MilesFollow

School Name

South Carolina Governor's School for Science & Mathematics

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Chemistry

Presentation Type

Mentored

Abstract

A molecular rotor was utilized to study hydrogen bonding phenomena in a transition state. Utilizing a series of control rotors, we qualitatively determined that hydrogen bonds can cause significant stabilization. Stabilization derived from the hydrogen bond alters depending on the group involved in the interaction. Evidence of the stabilization observed in this molecular rotor may help in explaining how enzymes catalyze reactions.

Location

Furman Hall 108

Start Date

3-28-2020 12:00 PM

Presentation Format

Oral Only

Group Project

No

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Mar 28th, 12:00 PM

Investigating Molecular Rotors and Their Effect on Weak Non-Covalent Interactions

Furman Hall 108

A molecular rotor was utilized to study hydrogen bonding phenomena in a transition state. Utilizing a series of control rotors, we qualitatively determined that hydrogen bonds can cause significant stabilization. Stabilization derived from the hydrogen bond alters depending on the group involved in the interaction. Evidence of the stabilization observed in this molecular rotor may help in explaining how enzymes catalyze reactions.