Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University


Beatty, Alicia M.

Committee Member

Wipf, David O.

Committee Member

Henry, William P.

Date of Degree


Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access


Department of Chemistry


The work presented in this thesis is divided into two research areas. In part I, the synthesis and guest intercalation of inorganic-organic metal halide ammonium layered perovskites is discussed. Comparisons are made between the solid matrix before and after the intercalations, and all solids are characterized using thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and powder X-ray diffraction (XRD). In part II, “templateree” hydrothermal synthesis of tin oxide spheres in the presence of different ortho-substituted anilines is discussed. The aim is to determine whether there are differences in the structures, shapes and surface morphology of the tin oxide spheres that correspond to the identity/shape of the ortho-substituent on the anilines. Solids were characterized by XRD, transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) techniques.