Date of Award
Bachelor of Science
No definite molecular configuration of diphenylethers has ever been substantiated by experimental proof. Due to the free rotation of the benzene rings about the oxygen linkage, the diphenylether can take any number of spatial configurations. Some theoretical work has been done in trying to determine the molecular structure, but it was felt that careful examination of the high resolution nuclear magnetic resonance spectra of the ethers would be useful in determining a structure.
Brantley, Wayne Lavelle, "The configuration of dichlorodiphenylethers" (1968). Honors Theses. 1737.