Date of Award
Union College Only
Bachelor of Science
The polymerization of unsubstituted styrenes had been studied by a number of worker, among them Wheland (11), Stoermer and Kootz (9), and Ziegler and Bahr (13), but none of these workers have studied the effect of halogen substitution on the side chain. This has been studied by Worrall (12), and he concluded that such substitution blocked polymerization. It was the purpose of the present work to prepare α-chlorostyrene, and to carry the work of Worrall a step further by seeking some reagent which would bring about the polymerization of α-chlorostyrene. A further purpose was to prepare a new α-chlorostyrene, determine the physical constants, and study its ability to polymerize.
Coleman, Curtis Usher, "The preparation and attempted polymerization of beta-chlorostyrenes" (1949). Honors Theses. 1755.