Date of Award

6-1949

Document Type

Union College Only

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Department

Chemistry

Language

English

Abstract

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.

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