NOTE: This project is ONLY available to first-year students enrolled in the BSc Advanced Research degree.
Explore the chemistry of a small molecule, naphthalene diimide or NDI. Investigate whether it can selectively bind with metal ions by simple titration experiment. This reaction will be monitored by the change in colour (spectral change) of the UV-Vis. Alternatively, we can see if the NDI binds with different ammonium ions to allow hydrogen bond formation leading to interesting NDI architecture. If you are interested in combining your chemistry/science knowledge for a well-rounded research experience, come and talk to me.